Friday, March 20, 2020

Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth

Don't Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth  -  Dental and Overall Health - Generally Speaking
I want to talk about health in general, not in specifics as that can cause people anxiety or even anger.  Perhaps a little common sense is more reasonable?
There is a saying, "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth".   This is an interesting statement and to understand what it means we have to look at the past.  
Ancient peoples and even many of today's farmers understand what this means.   Both groups understood that when purchasing or acquiring livestock, you want to check the animal's teeth to make sure the mouth is healthy.
Now, why would that be?   The people of the past and some farmer's today understand that the mouth reflects the health of the body.    
They would not choose livestock that demonstrated problems in the mouth.   
"Don't look a gift horse in the mouth" likely meant, if it costs you nothing, you don't have to do the mouth check.   
But the underlying principle is the health of the mouth reflects the health of the body - generally speaking. 
So, can you influence the health of the body by keeping your mouth healthy?   Which came first, the chicken or the egg?   
It's an interesting question.  I can only tell you that researchers of today's world have understood that there is some sort of connection between the health of the gums and a variety of diseases including but not limited to heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and more.   
There is the possibility that if we would just keep our mouths healthier, we MIGHT be able to influence the health of our bodies.   
The HydroFloss is one of the most powerful tools in my personal arsenal for helping to keep my gums and teeth healthy.  
Just some thoughts to ponder - in general terms.   
Please stay healthy and well, 

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