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.
Brushing your teeth could save your life.
This recent study is not the first to make the connection between Rheumatoid Arthritis and gum disease and supports previous research, which showed that extracting painful teeth had a positive effect on arthritic pain.
About 1 per cent of the world’s population is afflicted by Rheumatoid Arthritis – It is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disorder that can be a disabling and painful condition, which can lead to substantial loss of physical function and mobility.
Gum disease is inflammation of the gums (gingivae) and damage to the bone that anchors teeth in the jaws. Gum disease affects more than half of adults with natural teeth. It can be treated by a dentist or hygienist and, in the early stages, the effects can be reversed.