January is here and with it we often think of new beginnings. What a great time to add a new habit into your oral health routine. There are many things you could consider adding to your routine that can not only improve your oral health by decreasing your risk of decay, gum disease and halitosis but it can also reduce the amount of inflammation in your body. When your gums bleed it is usually due to gingivitis or periodontitis an inflammatory response to the toxins being produced from plaque not being fully removed.
Low grade inflammation in our bodies is being linked to many diseases. A great video to watch sometime on YOU TUBE is one by Dr. OZ on Inflammation where he explains what happens in our bodies when it has chronic low grade inflammation. Click here to view
Cleaning Between Your Teeth
This is a great addition to decrease the amount of bacteria in your mouth and freshen your breath.
Regular Dental Hygiene Visits
If you currently are not being seen by a dental hygienist I highly recommend booking yourself in for a new client exam and cleaning. Regular cleanings are different for everyone, some need to ideally be seen every 6 months to a year and others need to be seen as much as every 3 months to prevent disease.