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    Apr 30

    Whilst us women are the doorway to life – our mouths are the gateway to our cells. What we put through that gateway and how we take care of that gateway can affect our health big time. Healthy teeth and gums are anti-ageing!

    I am married to a dentist, so I know first-hand just how important it is to go for a regular check-up. However, I also know that many people do put it off. It does continually surprise me, that I can see a woman who has taken the time and care to have beautiful hair, clothes and make-up and then spoils that picture with an ugly, un-cared for mouth. A smile is the most amazing thing that we can bestow, so why not make it a younger looking beautiful one?

    And it is not only just for looks, either. Gum disease and tooth decay can be painless which is why we need a dentist to be our coach – dentists now have the technology to find decay at an early stage using intraoral cameras and digital xrays, and they also have the tools to treat bacteria in our mouths. Find a dentist who is passionate about his patient’s dental health and is using the latest technology to make the patient’s experience as comfortable as possible. My husband uses air abrasion and dental water lasers to treat very tiny areas of decay before they become big, which has enabled him to become a mercury-free dentist. Make sure that your dentist does not place mercury amalgam fillings – after all mercury is one of the most toxic things that we can be exposed to.

    Research is revealing that bacteria in our mouths does enter our blood-stream and is a factor in heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

    Further reading
    Read an article about The Relationship of Teeth to Nutrition by Tom McGuire DDS. Tom also has some great information here about mercury amalgam fillings plus a worldwide directory of mercury-free/mercury-safe dentists.
    Mercury Madness: This website brings together information on all the sources of mercury toxicity and provides a “big picture” bringing together all these threads.
    Dr Simon Wenley provides information about how to have healthy teeth and gums for life

    Another thing that you may wish to consider, is to purchase fluoride-free toothpaste. Fluoride is another controversial element has been added to many public water supplies. When purchasing toothpaste also check if they contain artificial flavors, colors, and sweeteners. Beware of these ingredients, as many have been known to produce adverse side effects. For instance, Sodium Laurel Sulfate (found in several top toothpaste brands) has been known to cause skin irritations and canker sores. Do you really want to brush your teeth with a product known to cause canker sores?

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2 Responses to “Healthy teeth for a long life”

  1. […] 9. Last but not least – visit your dentist. Yes, attractive looking teeth make us look younger and not only that, good oral health is vital for our health. This is a tip that is often overlooked. My journey over the last nine years has awakened me to the health benefits of good oral health. And on top of that, I am married to a dentist who has also been educating me about the toxic nature of mercury amalgam fillings. By going to your dentist regularly you will be helped to keep gum disease and tooth decay at bay. Bacteria in the mouth contributes to inflammation which may lead to heart disease and diabetes. If you have mercury amalgam fillings consider having them removed safely and replaced with natural white coloured fillings for younger looking teeth. Click here for more oral health information. […]

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