Studies show people with periodontal (gum) disease often have heart disease, though it’s unknown whether one causes the other. Whatever the connection, knowing about gum disease can help keep you protected. In its early stages, called gingivitis, gum disease can cause bleeding, redness, swelling and tenderness in the gums. If it persists, gum disease can advance to periodontitis, which causes loss of tooth tissue.
But keep in mind that good oral health habits can help you prevent gum disease. Regularly visiting your dentist is one of the best defenses against gum disease. Your dentist may be able to detect the disease early on, as well as spot symptoms of more than 120 other diseases, including diabetes.
People with gum disease and heart disease share similar risk factors like age, diabetes and smoking – and both also contribute to inflammation in the body.
Along with routine dental visits, here are some other healthy habits to help prevent gum disease and keep your heart happy:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Use toothpastes without fluoride. We recommend Modere Toothpaste without fluoride or Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or other abrasives.
- Floss at least once daily.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Don’t smoke or use tobacco.
A good companion to Modere Toothpaste is Modere mouthwash (with 3 ingredients – Water, Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide and Peppermint flavor.
What is Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide?
Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide was first developed to be used on cankers. So for soft delicate tissues where there may be problems with bacteria or other microbials, Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide is a superb product. It also breaks down the food films so that these organisms don't have anything to feed upon and grow and multiply. This would be very important when you look at potential infections.
Stabilized Chlorine Dioxide is safe in storage and use, and carries no hazardous label on personal care products. It is a latent form of Chlorine Dioxide, which permits, controlled release under conditions of use.
Researchers continue to search for the exact connection between gum disease and heart disease. In the meantime, take care of your teeth and gums to help maintain your oral and overall health.
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