Wednesday, 31 August 2016

For Optimal Health, Mind Your Oral Microbiome

Caring For Your Oral Microbiome

 Whether we like it or not, the mouth is were most of our ailments start.  An interesting article about mouth hygiene and what to avoid to stay healthy.

  • Thousands of studies have linked oral disease to systemic disease, including Alzheimer’s, stroke, heart disease and diabetes
  • To optimize your oral microbiome, stop using antibacterial mouth rinses. Also avoid fluoride-containing toothpaste and fluoridated water
  • Mercury is another dental-related substance that can wreak havoc with your health. About 50 percent of the amalgam filling is mercury, a neurotoxin and persistent environmental toxin

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