Current research has demonstrated a strong correlation between oral health and the following health issues: cardiac health, cognitive function, lung health, and cancer. The mouth is a significant entry point to the body and allows relatively unfettered access to the entirety of it. As a warm, moist place with ready access to digestible matter, it is quite a prime breeding ground for bacteria and fungus. These pathogens can then gain access to the blood, the digestive tract, and can be aspirated into the lungs. We are all familiar with the damage they can do to oral tissues and teeth; indeed, oral pathogens can affect every aspect of your physical health.
Oral Bacteria and Your Health
Not all oral bacteria are bad. According to a NIH study, 500 to 700 different types of bacteria can live in the human mouth. The typical individual will have as many as 300 at any one time. Some of these bacteria help digestion by beginning the breakdown of food; others secrete acids that destroy tooth enamel and connective tissue, causing tooth decay and bleeding gums. It is quite certainly important to limit sugars (or at least sugar exposure time) in the mouth as the damaging bacteria love to eat sugar. But what else can we do?
Bacteria protect themselves from the very dynamic and challenging oral environment by producing a biofilm layer. This layer, often called a slime layer or an oral biofilm, is a polysaccharide matrix that helps them stick to surfaces and repel the agents of your immunity system.
For normal maintenance, you can rinse and swish with an EASC once a week for five minutes after brushing to maintain a healthy oral balance.
Regular brushing breaks down this layer, but it grows in places that can be impossible to reach with your brush. Oftentimes, these oral biofilms will hide out in the jaw pockets around teeth, where the bacteria will then feed on the gum tissues and secrete damaging acids that degrade the enamel of the teeth.
Oral and Dental Therapy Solution
Recent research done at University of Florida Academic Health Center in Gainesville, Florida, demonstrated that this biofilm can be penetrated and eradicated with an enhanced aqueous silver colloid (EASC). In fact, in a laboratory model without mechanical brushing action, this Oral and Dental Therapy demonstrated more than a 95% reduction in mature, three-day-old bacterial biofilms. In clinical application and field testing, swishing with the Oral and Dental Therapy solution stopped numerous occurrences of bleeding gums and infections in cracked teeth in one day.
Of course, if you have a cracked tooth, an extraction is necessary. Preventative–aggressive rinsing before the extraction will limit the number of bacteria that can land in the new empty socket. Then, after a clot has established in the extraction socket (usually 12 hours), gentle rinsing will maintain antisepsis during the healing process without antibiotics. Always rinse with an EASC before and after going to the dentist. Even a routine cleaning can damage tissues, which creates entry points for bacteria to cause infections. Additionally, probing below the gumline pushes bacteria into a region where they can proliferate with impunity.
Home Care and Maintenance
For normal maintenance, you can rinse and swish with an EASC once a week for five minutes after brushing to maintain a healthy oral balance. This regular maintenance will reduce the extent of biofilm bacteria and slow the formation of dental plaques. Since it will attenuate the fauna and flora on the tongue, it tends to reduce halitosis (bad breath) as well.
Canker sores, oral herpes, and thrush can also be addressed in much the same manner. Although these are viruses and fungi, the same active agent, an EASC, works quite well at inhibiting viral replication. In the case of canker sores and oral herpes, exposure time is the key. It takes longer exposures to inhibit viral replication, so it is best to swish the EASC around the mouth (and hold it in the problematic area) for 10 to 15 minutes. This should be done several times during the day. With this one simple tool—an EASC such as “Oral and Dental Therapy”—you can handle many oral issues without caustic and harmful chemical mouthwashes or antibiotics. You can care for your mouth safely and naturally.
“I was having issues with a swollen and bleeding gum after flossing. After using Oral & Dental Therapy for as little as 3 days, my gum healed and there was no bleeding at all. My dentist was amazed!”
– Diane Hayden
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