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Children’s Health and Dental Harmony

Turns out your smile tells the world a lot about you — not just your dental health, but your overall health, too. If you neglect your gums and pearly whites, heart problems, diabetes, and (guys!) even erectile dysfunction may not be far behind. The secret to good health, dental or otherwise according to research dentist Bill Kellner-Read, is to start early.

Proper dental care begins even before a baby’s first tooth appears. Remember that just because you can’t see the teeth doesn’t mean they aren’t there. Teeth actually begin to form in the second trimester of pregnancy. At birth your baby has 20 primary teeth, some of which are fully developed in the jaw.

The Chinese would argue that you need to be healthy to be fit, yet western philosophy attempts to use fitness to get healthy. Isn’t that back to front?  Read More

How You Can Have Healthy Teeth & Gums Again!

As a member of the Savvy team I just wanted to share my story in case it can help someone else. While this isn’t a photo of me, wouldn’t you like a smile like this? A healthy mouth is a sign of a healthy body.

I read somewhere that bleeding and tender gums are one of the obvious signs of periodontal disease so I went to my dentist to see what he thought. My dentist said that if you don’t take care of the problem you could lose your teeth! So I would get my teeth cleaned every few months (and take my word for it, it’s very painful when they are inflamed) yet I continued to have problems with periodontal disease for over ten years. And the situation was only getting worse.

In fact, in my last visit my dentist said a recent issue of The Journal of Periodontology reported that at least 35% of adults have some form of gum disease, so I decided to look into the matter further. Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. If you want to read on, I can tell you both what the experts say and what else I found out, because I no longer have periodontal disease! I found the top dentist in my area through Dental SEO. Read More

The Heart and Gum Disease And CoQ10 Link

People notice our smile and our teeth before almost anything else. Our daily lives including what we drink and eat can dull even the brightest smile. But is that the only thing affecting the brightness and strength of our teeth?

Is it poor oral hygiene or poor nutrition that causes gum and heart disease? There is no doubt that good hygiene is an advantage but is it the whole picture?

Researchers admit that they don’t know the exact causal link between heart disease and gum disease but periodontitis seems to influence the occurrence and severity of coronary artery disease and increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

What’s the link? If you don’t look after the hygiene of your mouth tartar builds up on your teeth and irritates your gums. This bacteria-loving tartar turns to plaque, triggering body-wide inflammation. Next, LDL cholesterol-related plaque builds up in your arteries, doubling your risk of heart disease.  Read More

Dental Health is Important for Longevity & Disease Prevention!

 

healthy teeth and gums linked to disease prevention

Turns out your smile tells the world a lot about you – not just your dental health, but your overall health, too.

We pay little attention to our teeth and gums when dealing with general health. High blood pressure, diabetes and a host of other illnesses are treated by a trip to the GP not your dentist. Yet, if you neglect your gums and pearly whites, heart problems, diabetes, and (guys!) even erectile dysfunction may not be far behind.

Yes, there is plenty of research showing that gum disease can contribute to these and many other seemingly unrelated illnesses and therefore it’s not a surprise to hear that your body needs to be treated wholistically, for it to be healthy.

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