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Mom and Dad were diligent in their efforts that their children would have shiny, straight teeth. Growing up, my sister and I were driven to regular dental and orthodontic appointments despite our protests. Our parents knew a healthy mouth was important even without the scientific evidence that we hear about today. And we continued that routine with our own children.
Why? Because children learn good habits early, and you can’t be truly healthy without good oral health. Broken or missing teeth, diseased gums, cavities, and bacterial imbalances can spread illness of the mouth to other parts of the body. A healthy mouth is one of the immune system’s front-line defenses against numerous infections.
Chronic bad breath is due to the overgrowth and imbalance of bacteria found in the rear of the mouth. And a secondary source is bacterial gases and decay found in unhealthy gums and gum pockets.
As bacterial by-products and toxins accumulate, particularly in the gums, they can pass into the blood system. While there are other mechanisms at play, medical studies have linked many body ills to oral disease. These include:
- Heart disease
- Lung Disease
- Periodontitis (gum disease)
- Kidney disease
There are genetic mutations that cause some people to be born with missing or malformed teeth. But discolored or stained teeth and susceptibility to oral diseases are not significantly impacted by hereditary factors. So, while genetics may play a small role in bad teeth for some people, it is primarily lifestyle habits that contribute to poor oral health.
So, what are some good habits to adopt to boost your oral health? Consume “teeth-friendly” foods, rich in nutrients, vitamins and minerals. These include fruits and vegetables, yogurt, cheese, milk, and almonds. Avoid eating junk foods, hard candies and dried fruit. Never chew on ice or use your teeth as a tool to open things. Drink water instead of sports, sweetened, and carbonated beverages. Limit alcohol consumption. Brush your teeth after eating. If you can’t brush, rinsing with water will help. Avoid using tobacco or drugs, which promote tartar on the teeth, leading to stains and bad breath. And have regular dental checkups.
Bio-Touch has been shown to enhance oral health and alleviate pain and inflammation of the teeth, gums, and mouth. While not a substitute for standard medical care, Bio-Touch is an effective complement to medical protocols. Family members and friends can learn to help others feel better using Bio-Touch, without being concerned about negative side effects.