Mention heart disease risk and we instantly think about cholesterol numbers, blood pressure readings, and C-reactive protein levels. However, if you want an early sign that you may be at risk of a cardiovascular event, take a look at your gums. Numerous studies have linked gum disease with an increased risk of heart disease, which […]
Our regular readers know that fluoride is one of our pet hates here at Agora Health. The fact is, that fluoride used in our drinking water is a by-product of the fertilizer industry. Decades ago, someone got the bright idea to add unusable fluoride to our water supplies. They hyped it as healthy, and a […]
A new fluoride scam is rearing its ugly head… You’re lying in the dentist chair, with fingers in your mouth and all kinds of things sucking and drilling. Let’s face it, it’s hardly a place to start up a conversation. In fact, it would be near impossible. That’s how they catch you with a sneaky […]
Your mouth is full of bacteria, which bind with small food particles and saliva to form a sticky film known as plaque that builds up on your teeth. When you consume food and drinks high in carbohydrates (sugary or starchy), the bacteria in plaque turn the carbohydrates into energy that produce acid at the same time. Over time, the acid in plaque begins to break down the surface of your tooth, causing tooth decay.
Of course, we all know the answer to this problem is good oral hygiene. However, if you consider that tooth decay affects 60 to 90 per cent of children in industrialised countries then perhaps brushing and flossing alone is not enough.