Sleep is a time for your body to repair damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures. Your cells produce more protein while you are sleeping. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair damage.
Are your mercury amalgam dental fillings increasing the mercury levels in your blood . . . ?
Dental fillings composed of dental amalgam, a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other metals, significantly contribute to prolonged mercury levels in the body, according to new research from the University of Georgia's department of environmental health science in the College of Public Health.
Alcohol use is a known risk factor for oral cancer (second only to tobacco use), gum disease and tooth decay.
Everyone knows that smoking is devastatingly harmful to the body. Every time you inhale a cigarette you are breathing in thousands of noxious, lethal and potentially cancer producing chemicals into your lungs and body.
The way we live and the choices we make influence our state of being, health and vitality.
Making choices that support and care for your body everyday and making them part of your lifestyle will help you to have a healthy life and a healthy mouth.
Essentially there are two types of toothbrush; manual or electric.
When it comes to choosing a toothpaste, this comes down to personal preference. Most people will simply choose the generic brand that their family used when they were a child. Most often this will be a well known brand of the minty flavoured contains fluoride variety.
Toothpaste was originally invited to make toothbrushing taste nicer and provide some abrasion against the teeth.
So unless you are a dentist you may not have seen the news but there is no scientific evidence to back up that flossing makes any difference to the health of your teeth and gums! Now if like me you don't really like flossing and find it hard to do (yes even for a dentist its challenging - and growing up in the UK flossing is not something we tended to use) or you don't floss at all this may come as something of a relief. However, floss is great at removing food stuck between your teeth and many of my patients who floss do have healthier gums and less decay.
I have lost track of how many times I get asked what's the best way to clean my teeth, what's the best type of toothbrush or floss, do I need to floss, how do I floss, what's the best toothpaste etc. So in this and the upcoming blog posts I will be answering these questions and more.