Monday, May 11, 2020

Keeping Your Teeth And Gums Healthy During Troubling Times

What do you do when you can't visit the dentist? 

What do you do to help keep your teeth and gums healthy if you are unable, through no fault of your own, to get your teeth cleaned  - because your local dentist office is closed until further notice?

Troubling questions. 

My attempt to answer these questions revolves around a simple principle.   We try our best to do everything we can to keep the plaque and tartar to a minimum until we can get our teeth cleaned again.

To my way of thinking, one of the most powerful tools to help me to do this is the HydroFloss

Of course, we want to visit our dentist.  But, if your area of the country or world is like mine, I cannot get a dental appointment because the offices are closed!

What we do know is that studies have shown that the HydroFloss is about 50% more effective than other brands of irrigators that do not employ hydromagnetic technology.

Those journal articles, in case you are interested, were published in May of 1993 and April of 1998 in the prestigious Journal of Clinical Periodontology.

Keeping the plaque and tartar to a minimum in between dental cleanings is perhaps one of the most important tasks we can undertake. 

This is because it is under the plaque and tartar that the 'bad' bacteria do their dirty work of destroying enamel and gum tissue. 

They are shielded from oxygen when this happens.  The kind of metabolic process that happens when the 'bad' bacteria are shielded from oxygen is that of anaerobic respiration.  This is when these bacteria begin to secrete acids as a byproduct of metabolism.

You guessed it!  This is where the problem starts.

For this reason dental plaque must be disrupted daily.   Failure to do so means that the film biolayer called plaque will become complete and the 'bad' bacteria are sufficiently shielded from oxygen to literally do their dirty work.

It is up to you to disrupt this plaque formation daily.  Remember the time is short and this should be done every day to maximize your attempts to stop the damage from occuring or continuing.

You can read more about the HydroFloss here.  It's proven to be a fantastic tool in my personal daily routine for my teeth and gums.  I definitely feel that it has played an important role in shrinking and maintaining healthy periodontal pocket levels. 

Times of stress are one of the more difficult times.  When we are stressed we tend to neglect our teeth and that is where the power of the HydroFloss comes in .

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