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Mouth care, Top 5 Tips

Updated on November 8, 2011
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Caring for your mouth is one of the most important things to your overall health. Lots of body diseases are being linked to mouth care and oral hygiene. I find it interesting because to tell the truth nutrition starts in the mouth as well, assisting with or damaging to the condition of your teeth, and gums.

Many of us think that we are doing alright until we sit in the dentist's chair only to have them inform us that we haven't been doing the best job possible and although we may or may not have observed any real damage there is a whole lot of problems going on beneath the surface.

Bleeding gums, bad breath, shifting teeth, loose teeth, bad taste in your mouth, receding gums and new gaps in your teeth, are and can be indications that you are suffering from gum disease. Not occasional problems but ongoing, can't stop issues - chronic.

Your physical health is important but your mouth care regiment can have a lot to do with that as well. So a healthy mouth is important to your overall health and well being. Besides making you appear physically appealing, eating the right foods without discomfort is a blessing.

So, if you are not brushing your teeth, flossing or using mouthwash you need to get on this daily chore consistently because over any period of time you will end up spending lots of money, as well as experience other physical health problems.

The goal is always to reduce the bacteria that overgrows and damages your teeth, gum and eventually your bones, Any over growth of bacteria leads to many diseases, leading to discomfort and suffering , which can be easily avoided through a little diligence and consistency.

Top tips

  1. Brush your teeth, daily, twice a day for more than a minute
  2. Brush your tongue
  3. Floss after eating
  4. See the dentist consistently, as recommended
  5. Use mouthwash, gargle for 30 seconds or more
  6. Eat the right foods

Even after doing all of these right things there are a lot of things that can contribute to the deterioration of your healthy mouth and there are things you have to do intentionally to make sure you prevent any problems.

Triggers to mouth health problems

  1. hormonal imbalance
  2. sugary foods
  3. acidic foods
  4. bad hygiene habits
  5. smoking
  6. drinking
  7. medicines

Talking to your dental staff always gives you insight to how to take care of your mouth but most of them, normally agree that most of our physical health can be linked to our oral health. All that means is that what you are putting in your mouth does affect your overall health, which you have control over every time you open your mouth.

Whether you are putting something in it that will promote health or damage your health is up to you. If you are going to indulge in things like sugar, it is necessary to take extra precautions to make sure that it does as little damage to your mouth as it can do to your waist line.

Tips to combat sugar in the mouth, typically saliva is what washes your mouth clean as well as beginning the breakdown of foods in the digestion process, but too much saliva can and will damage your mouth as well.

After sugar

  1. drink water after eating, making sure you swish at least one time
  2. rinse with mouthwash
  3. brush
  4. floss

Herbal help

  1. vitamin C
  2. garlic
  3. echinacea
  4. goldenseal
  5. hawthorn berry
  6. tea tree oil
  7. clove oil

Homemade Mouth wash

  1. hydrogen peroxide plus water
  2. baking soda plus water
  3. sea salt plus water
  4. chamomile

All these things are a heads up on caring for your mouth. It makes it helpful to have some idea on how to continue caring for your health, starting with you mouth. If you take care of your bacterial overgrowth in your mouth early you will discover that prevention is really better than any cure.

The great thing about catching problems early is that a lot of it can be arrested and reversed. The body only needs the extra help to accomplish this if one is serious about taking care of themselves and their mouth.

Reversal can be accomplished through, brushing, flossing, and mouth washes. It can be done through the use of herbs and naturally products used to promote health like vitamin C. Reversal can also be done through drugs and antibiotics, but you have to be willing to commit to any regime as a lifestyle that will give you the results you are looking for over a period of time.

The simpler the better is the best course to take in your lifestyle of health.


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