More importantly, what you can do about it.
Do you know how critical what in your mouth is to not only to your dental health, but to your overall health and well being?
Since the beginning of the history of man pretty much every human has suffered either early or later in their life from Dental Disease.
Dental Caries (Decay) and Periodontal (Gum) Disease with resulting loss of tooth structure, recession and loss of supporting structures and loss of the teeth themselves as well as all the associated pain, discomfort, aggravation and expense has occurred without any sure way to prevent this from happening. All past efforts such as tooth brushing, flossing, irrigation, use of fluoride, sealants, mouthwashes, toothpastes, etc. have only reduced the amount of disease and destruction not eliminated it. Sadly almost without exception the public thinks that partial prevention and repair or artificial replacement of the teeth is the best you can do, that there are no better answers, and that dental disease and losing teeth are just part of life. You may feel this way too.
According to the CDC (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 47.2% of adults aged 30 years or older have some form of periodontal disease; that is 93,000,000 (93 million) adult Americans. Exact statistics on the incidence of gingivitis and periodontal disease in Europe and Worldwide are hard to find, but based on US Statistics it is shocking to realize that worldwide it is probable that more than 1.8 Billion people on Earth suffer from some sort of periodontal disease.
You should be aware of this alarming fact: the bacteria that cause Gingivitis and Periodontal disease can go anywhere in your body and have been shown to be associated with Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes, Obesity, adverse pregnancy outcomes, Osteoporosis, Respiratory Disease, Cancer, higher risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Alzheimer’s and Dementia as either a contributory or causative factor in the same way smoking is associated with Cancer.
The impact of dental disease worldwide is staggering: Besides the untold pain, suffering, and impact on systemic health, the global impact of dental disease amounts to well over US $400,000,000,000.00 dollars (400 Billion).
For you there is an alternative you probably do not know about. Through a great deal of research and experience with using antibacterial therapy coupled with really effective home care I have developed a unique system that can help you avoid dental disease and any threat to your general health. I have treated thousands of patients and I am convinced that not only can I help you radically reduce your risk of periodontal disease, but I can also help you radically reduce Dental Caries/ Dental Decay.
You should know there are over 600 varieties of microorganisms which can be found in the mouth. A relatively small number of varieties are bad/ pathogenic (disease causing). The consensus seems to be that the actual number of proven pathogens is 20 or less depending on whose research you use. There are two main characteristics of these oral pathogenic bacteria (those bacteria which can cause decay or periodontal disease). One is that they are anaerobic (do not like oxygen) and like to live where there is little or no oxygen, like between the teeth, under the gums, or in defects in the teeth or restorative dental work. The second is that they have an incredibly fast metabolism (they move about and multiply rapidly). Because of this fast metabolism they need food constantly and form chemical which enable them to do this. Because of the action of these bad/pathogenic bacteria, your body’s immune system reacts to defend you from these bacteria. Your immune system walls off and tries to destroy these bad/pathogenic bacteria, but unfortunately in the process of building this defensive “wall” your body has to break down a small amount of tissue structure and you do not get this back. As a result over time you slowly lose the attachment mechanism that holds your teeth in place. As this process progresses your teeth have less support and may become mobile, your roots are exposed which are much more vulnerable than your enamel to wear, erosion, and decay. This process may continue until tooth loss occurs. (During the entire time that you have Periodontal Disease it is important to note that the Disease causing Bacteria can and do enter your lymphatic and blood supply and contribute or cause a negative impact on your body by contributing or causing the diseases and conditions we mentioned earlier).
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