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Naturally Fight Gum Disease

Friday, March 15th, 2013

iStock_000014107868XSmallWhen it comes to the mouth, there are countless reasons why taking proper care of it is pertinent to your overall health. From the social side effects of having bad breath to the condition of the mouth illnesses like gum disease leave behind, overlooking oral health can have a lasting effect on the rest of our body and mind. Luckily, many oral health issues can be remedied or reversed if they haven’t reached high severity.

Knowing the signs
According to the book Reversing Gum Disease Naturally, an estimated 40 million Americans suffer from periodontal disease. The roots of the teeth work to support healthy growth and stability, but once the bone begins to erode, the teeth become loose and have a higher probability of falling out. The first sign of gum disease is when the tissues become swollen, tender, and loose or even bleed while brushing. When the tissues that support the tooth are loose, it is easier for food particles and bacteria to gather around the base of the tooth. You may also notice that your gums are receding, which is a result of bone and gum loss.

Symptoms of gum disease may also include halitosis. Although halitosis causes include food consumption, dry mouth and allergies, it can also be a sign that the bacteria in the mouth are releasing a volatile smell.

Heal it
Once you begin to see these warning signs, there are plenty of ways that you can begin to reverse the harmful effects. The first step is to maintain a regular oral health regimen of brushing, flossing and rinsing with alcohol free mouthwash. Doing these three practices at least twice a day will help keep bacteria at bay, the breath smelling fresh and the teeth a pearly white.

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Some Dental Students are Clueless about Bad Breath

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

It’s easy to rely on your dentist or dental hygienist to recognize when your breath stinks. After all, you’d think they’d be the experts; the people who can tell you about it honestly, explain where it comes from and make recommendations on eliminating it. But a new survey has found that many dental students know next to nothing about bad breath.

This is why it’s best to see a dentist and a breath specialist, who can focus on your oral odor and point you to some specialty breath fresheners that will actually treat the problem.

Where does bad breath come from?

You might think that a pop quiz over the origins and treatments of halitosis would be a piece of cake, right? But evidently, it’s not – for laypersons or dentistry students. That’s one of the conclusions reached by the administrators of a survey, whose results appeared in the Portuguese Journal of Stomatology, Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery.

To be fair, researchers asked about tough subjects like organoleptic scores and gram-negative microorganisms, but they also included easy questions, like:

- Which region of the body does bad breath usually come from? Only 22 percent of the dozens of respondents said the tongue, which is the correct answer. More than 40 percent said the stomach!

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Studies Show Most People Have Some Sign of Gum Disease

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

With 70 percent of people over the age of 36 showing signs of periodontal disease, dental professionals must consistently communicate to their patients the significance of prevention or halting gum disease in its early stages. Over the past few decades, the dentistry profession has made significant progress in eliminating cavities. However, gum disease remains a significant, but preventable and treatable health threat to the public (1, 12).

Prior to the onset of periodontal or gum disease, many patients experience gingivitis. Gingivitis represents a “mild form of gum disease” and starts as inflammation of the gums. Typically, the patient has red or swollen gums, which may bleed when the person brushes his or her teeth. Although some people may experience gum irritation, the teeth remain tightly rooted in the sockets.

Gum disease starts with the accumulation of bacteria in the mouth. Bacteria mix with mucus, food particles and other organic matter, which cause a build-up of plaque. Failure to remove plaque, by brushing and flossing, results in the material hardening into calculus or tartar. The person cannot remove tartar by brushing. The condition requires a deep cleaning by a dental hygienist or dentist.

When left untreated, gingivitis becomes progressively worse and may escalate into periodontitis. Periodontal inflammation affects the ligaments and bones, which surround the teeth and provide support. When teeth lose their support, they become loose and fall out (2).

TheraBreath recommends our PerioTherapy Oral Rinse formula, which attacks anaerobic bacteria associated with the initial stages of gum disease. Many patients combine the PerioTherapy Oral Rinse with Periotherapy toothpaste treatment and use of a Hydrofloss for a highly effective three-prong approach to preventing gum disease.

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Special TheraBreath Coupon Code For You!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

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Can Gum Disease Make Conceiving More Difficult?

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

Are you or a loved one trying to get pregnant? Then you’ll definitely want to read on…

ScienceDaily.com reports that at the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Professor Roger Hart stated the gum disease has as much a negative  impact on trying to conceive as obesity.  As we’ve previously stated, gum disease in pregnant women (or “pregnancy  gingivitis”) can result in a premature birth.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) has been linked with many types of illness: respiratory and kidney disease, type 2 diabetes, heart disease. However, this new report says that having gum disease prior to conception may make trying to get pregnant that much more difficult.

Professor Hart is the Professor of Reproductive Medicine at the University of Western Australia in Perth and Medical Director of Fertility Specialists of Western Australia. He stated, “Until now, there have been no published studies that investigate whether gum disease can affect a woman’s chance of conceiving, so this is the first report to suggest that gum disease  might be one of several factors that could be modified to improve the chances of pregnancy.”

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