Brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your teeth & gums healthy, it also prevents heart disease, according to a new study.
The Scottish study of more than 11,000 adults backs previous research linking gum disease with heart problems. The researchers said more work is needed to confirm if poor oral health directly causes heart disease or is a marker of risk.
“Good oral hygiene can help to protect you against endocarditis so it’s really important to clean your teeth everyday.”
Streptococcus gordonii normally contributes to plaque forming on teeth and if it loiters in the mouth for too long and reaches the bloodstream, the bacteria mimics the protein in the body that controls the blood clotting process.
This causes the blood to clot and significantly increases the risk of endocarditis (a dangerous heart infection).
This potentially fatal heart condition is caused when blood clots grow on the heart valves and restricts the blood flow to the heart.
Also “Our team has now identified the critical components of the S. gordonii molecule that mimics fibrinogen, so we are getting closer to being able to design new compounds to inhibit it. This would prevent the stimulation of unwanted blood clots,” Dr Steve Kerrigan from the RCSI said in a statement.
Food Choices That Prevents Bacterial Growth (Oral B)
Fruit, Fiber and Veggies
Eating high-fiber foods keeps saliva flowing, which helps create mineral defenses against tooth decay. Good sources of fiber are dried fruits such as dates, raisins and figs, and fresh fruits, like bananas, apples and oranges. Other options include veggies, such as beans, Brussels sprouts and peas, along with peanuts, almonds and bran.
Whole grains provide B vitamins and iron, which help keep gums healthy. Whole grains also have magnesium-an important ingredient for bones and teeth. In addition, whole grains are high in fiber. Look for foods such as bran, brown rice, and whole-grain cereals and pasta to be good sources of whole grains.
Homeopathic Mouth wash
- Calendula officinalis
- Plantago major
- Kalium Muriaticum
Mixture of the above used twice daily destroys bad bacteria & keep the oral condition Healthy.
How to make the Homeopathic Mouth wash
Take Calendula officinalis Q 10 ml + Plantago Major Q 10 ml + Kreosotum Q 5 ml + Powdered Tablet of Kalium Muriaticum 6x 5 gm then mix it well.