Oral Hygiene: Bombed Out Teeth Aren’t Savage

What up savages. Today's post was written by my good friend Drillin McMillin. Dr. McMillin practices dentistry in Flemming Island, Florida. He is an advocate for oral hygiene and properly organizing one's life. He also believes that proper care of the body is critical to maintaining effectiveness in all walks of life.


THE MOUTH IS THE GATEWAY TO THE BODY

Your mouth is not just the beginning of your digestive tract, all of the tissues in your mouth are extraordinarily vascular in nature. This means that the environment in your mouth communicates with the rest of your body quite easily.


ORAL HEALTH EFFECTS YOUR ENTIRE BODY

According to a study by Harvard Medical School people with gum disease have higher rates of cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis, to name just a few. The bacteria that make up the tartar in the mouth have been known to travel elsewhere in the body, and are commonly found in atherosclerotic plaques.


POOR HYGIENE CAN LEAD TO TOOTH LOSS

Chronic inflammation caused by not taking care of your teeth leads to bone loss around the teeth and can end with losing teeth altogether. Poor hygiene also causes halitosis, which isn’t doing anyone any favors.


RECOMMENDATIONS

Brushing at least twice a day for two minutes with a high-quality electric toothbrush (think Sonicare or Oral-b series) is mandatory. Make sure you’re hitting every surface of the teeth too, not just one side. If flossing isn’t your favorite pastime, check out Waterpik (they don’t sponsor me but they should). Not only do their water flossers remove plaque from between the teeth, but they also flush out the by-products left behind by harmful bacteria. Stay healthy, strong, true to your craft, and BE AUTHENTIK!



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