The Answer to Periodontal Disease
By Val Sowder
If your teeth and gums are in good condition, you’ll have more reason to smile. There is clear evidence that taking care of your teeth and preventing periodontal disease not only leads to better oral health, but also to better overall health in general.
The word periodontal literally means “around the tooth.” Periodontal diseases are serious bacterial infections that destroy the attachment fibers and support bone holding your teeth in your mouth. One reason periodontal disease could contribute to other aliments, researchers say, may be that oral bacteria get into the bloodstream and cause inflammation of other body tissues.
Gum disease can also affect respiratory aliments, like pneumonia, bronchitis and emphysema. Bacteria can travel from the mouth to the lungs and lower respiratory system where it can lead to or aggravate respiratory diseases, especially in patients who already suffer from other diseases and conditions.
Periodontal disease is an American epidemic. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, about 80 percent of adults in the United States currently have some form of gum disease. The condition is evident in about 66 percent of American young adults and 50 percent of adolescents. Chronic inflammation resulting from periodontal disease is responsible for 70 percent of all adult tooth loss (Children’s Hospital of Central California, CHCC). Its main cause, according to the American Academy of Periodontology, is bacterial plaque. Untreated gingivitis can eventually develop into periodontal disease.
Not only does gingivitis result in teeth loss, but it can lead to other conditions in the body as well. According to the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA), people with gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease as those who don’t have gum disease. Bacteria can spread throughout the body, inflaming coronary arteries and causing changes in blood pressure, heart rate and heart function. This process promotes blood clots, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Although research is still being conducted on the connection, one theory suggests that bacteria from the mouth enter the bloodstream and attach to fatty plaques in the heart blood vessels. This situation can lead to coronary artery disease and eventually heart attacks.
Periodontal disease is also transmissible on contact through saliva by such
means as kissing, using the same eating utensils and drinking out of the same
cups and glasses.
How do you know if you have gingivitis or not? It is very simple to find out for sure. Do your gums bleed when you floss your teeth? If your gums bleed during flossing, you know for a fact you have gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal disease.
Now that you know about the problems gum disease causes in the mouth and the rest of the body, the good news is there are things you can do about it like brushing and flossing daily, reducing stress, having yearly teeth cleanings, stopping smoking and improving your diet. These are positive actions you can take in the battle against gum disease. Beyond Toothpaste with its advanced formula can turn the tide of the battle in your favor.
This new breakthrough oral hygiene product has just been available since last
year and it disinfects gum tissue naturally, eliminates harmful disease forming
bacteria and helps prevent tooth decay. It is an effective, unique,
one-of-a-kind product and if used regularly will bring you lasting success in
your fight against gum disease, sensitive gums, receding gum lines, canker
sores, and periodontal disease.
According to David Webster, developer of the product, this “scientifically-advanced, world-patented, original formula supports the growth of healthy gums and provides relief from gum discomfort, and eliminates the need for frequent and expensive dental visits.”
His research found that each individual bacteria in the mouth can produce some 17 million microscopic offspring every 24 hours. Beyond Toothpaste works by removing the environment in which bacteria grow best. An active ingredient is MSM, or methylsulfonylmethane, also known to have anti-inflammatory properties. MSM carries another active ingredient, colloidal sulfur, into the gum tissue for a natural one-two punch that disinfects the entire mouth.
Beyond Toothpaste removes the desirable environment of the bacteria in the mouth and gums with a rapid ph change, which negatively affects their ability to reproduce. Bacteria then loose control with the destruction of their favorable environment and are swept away with the dead cells they feed on. This allows new cell growth in the damaged area of the gums. With the cause of the inflammation eliminated, new cell growth can produce healthy new gum and connective tissue.
This product is made with all natural and kosher ingredients, no chemicals,
no fluoride, no sulfates; it is non-abrasive and cruelty-free. It is safe for
the entire family and comes in a cool mint flavor. Depending on the severity of
an individual’s periodontal condition, Webster says results can be expected in
30 to 60 days with regular use.
“An ounce of prevention is the best cure”!
For more info or to order, visit www.beyondtoothpaste.com or call (800) 943-0054.
Note: David Webster is not a medical doctor nor does he diagnose or prescribe. He is available for informational purposes only regarding ‘Beyond Toothpaste’ at (760) 753-4174.
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