Many people do not know yet that oral health is tightly related to overall health
While the Coronavirus is spreading around the globe, your best defense is to keep your immune system strong. It starts with your Oral Biome and only recently, has it been discovered there is a connection between your mouth and your gut health.
Unwelcome guests like bad viruses enter your body through your mouth and will dive deep into your gut. We do possess trillions of good bacteria, fungi, and helpful viruses, which are on alert and will try to keep us healthy.
Your health starts in your mouth
How we treat our mouth is of utmost importance. Just think, alcohol-based mouthwashes kill the good bacteria, letting the bad viruses in without resistance. Once they have access to your body, it is hard to catch them. Therefore your best defense is to not let them in to start with.
Dr. Hyman tells his personal story of having a smoldering infection caused by a root canal treatment that went wrong. One should always try to avoid this type of dental procedure if you can.
When this infection was discovered, he got a strong antibiotic that wrecked his gut and caused an extra very dangerous infection called C.diff (Clostridium difficile) One of the reasons one should try not to come in a situation where antibiotics are required.
It is quite amazing that still nowadays mercury, nickel, zinc, and lead are used in dental procedures. These are some of the most toxic substances on earth. Something else is that toothpaste with fluoride is still promoted when by now it is known to be harmful.
Have a look at this YouTube video where your microbiome is explained.
Unhealthy toxins in your toothpaste
The product you brush your teeth with is really important. Have a look at the toothpaste tube. It will contain ingredients toxic to humans, animals, and the environment in general. You will probably see titanium dioxide, limonene, and sodium lauryl sulfate on the label. These ingredients can also be in so-called “natural kinds of toothpaste” so read the label carefully.
Another nasty ingredient might be SLS and glycerin. This might be derived from palm oil and sneak in under multiple names. You will have heard how awful palm oil is and the consequences for wildlife. Have a look at the following link where the devastating effect of palm oil is explained.
To think that our toothpaste contributes to the suffering of animals and the destruction of their habitat made me think. Neither should one forget that those plastic tubes are also a problem as they are not recycled.
How and with what do you brush your teeth?
Some people think the harder their toothbrush, the stronger it is, and therefore will effectively get rid of plaque. If you use a toothbrush like that, you are doing more harm than good. You will remove the protective enamel with all that hard brushing and leave your teeth unprotected. The best way to brush your teeth is in a circular motion.
The idea to brush your teeth right after finishing a meal is not good as a lot of things we eat are acidic. Grains, sugar, certain dairy products, processed foods, sodas, and sweetened drinks, weaken the tooth enamel. That is why one should better wait for some 30 to 45 min before brushing as then the enamel has recuperated.
You have the option to make your own toothpaste at home, it is cheap, easy to make, OK for the environment and good for your teeth. You only have to mix the following 2 ingredients and you are ready to go. Take a small spoon of coconut oil and mix it with some baking soda. This mixture is said to be more effective in reducing plaque than normal toothpaste.
Especially nowadays we have to keep our immune system strong. With common sense and some changes to our oral habits, we will be able to do just that. So the advice is, do not kill the good bacteria in your mouth as they are the first defense mechanism our body has.
Source: Sierra Club, Article by Jessian Choy on March 4, 2020. Dr. Tom O’Bryan, Dr. Mark Hyman, The Urban Monk.
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