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Gum Disease Prevention

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Are you looking for ways to prevent gum disease, the leading case of tooth loss? According to Amazing Wellness magazine September 2009’s issue discusses preventing gum disease. Research is showing that gum disease can contribute to heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The culprit? Oral bacteria that leak into the bloodstream. Dental health is directly linked to the health of the body and many diseases may be alleviated by eliminating toxins and inflammation in the mouth.

What can you do? Brush teeth at least twice daily, floss and use mouthwash and visit your dentist every six months. A diet rich in fruits and green vegetables for vitamin C and calcium is essential to oral health, and B vitamins and CoQ10 are also recommended to maintain gum tissue health. Prevention is the best solution.

In addition to brushing twice a day, you should floss every day according to our experts. Flossing everyday eliminates bacteria in the mouth, removes food and bacteria on the teeth and helps promote overall healthy teeth and gums.

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