An Ultimate Guide For Your Oral Health Care Plan

With age, the significance of oral health care becomes more important. The increase in age enhances the chance of such illness and diseases. So, it becomes essential to prepare a proper plan and follow it for healthy teeth and gums. Taking care of the mouth will affect the health of your entire body as well.

Bad oral hygiene is directly connected to the diseases related to the heart. That is why it becomes important to develop healthy personal oral health as early as you can to stay away from the problems in the future.

Plan For Your Oral Hygiene Today

Visit your dentist to know about your needs. Everybody has different needs. Visit your dentist to know about your problem areas in detail. Also, ask him how your health depends upon your oral hygiene.

Follow a Proper Routine

It takes time to develop a habit and follow it completely. You must follow your oral hygiene routine thoroughly for strong gums and teeth. Make good efforts so that you can stick to your regime. The process must include the things mentioned below.

 

  1. Brush two times a day, during morning and night.
  2. Flossing is an important part of the routine.
  3. Add Flouride mouthwashes to your regime.

 

Antibacterial mouthwash helps in removing plaque from the mouth and also help in treating the gum diseases. They also fight and stops tooth decay.

Take Care Of Your Diet

Food can stuck to the teeth which can lead to problems if not cleaned well. Food high in sugar increases the bacteria in your mouth which eventually causes tooth decay. If the food contains something acidic, the enamel coating of the teeth is attacked here.

It is important to eat fruits and vegetables that are good for your teeth and gums and also your health. Avoid donuts, chips, candy bars, sugary drinks and try to add cream, yogurt, fruits etc to your food.

Avoid Bad Habits

Smoking is not a good habit and this warning is issued everywhere by the government but there are only a few people who take this seriously. It causes heart diseases and cancers. It is also bad for your oral health. Stop smoking and it will lower down the risks of mouth cancer and other related diseases.

Study Your Mouth First

Do you know every single detail about your mouth? This is the most important part of your oral health plan. Examine it by yourself. Have a look at the teeth, gums, lips, mouth roof etc carefully. Keep a note of the changes that occur while following the plan. You can look for more than a few things like bumps, lesions, spots, cuts etc that occurred recently. Also, check the discolored or chipped teeth.

It is important to have a check on your mouth as you can opt for the necessary treatment procedure as soon as you get to know about it. Follow the oral hygiene plan and visit the dentist on the regular basis for safe and secure oral health regime.

 

By Get Thrive Guest Blogger Ruby Daub

A Way to Decrease Asthma Attacks?

Researchers have long been confounded for the sharp increase in asthma cases. New studies, in the meanwhile, are looking for ways to decrease the number and severity of attacks. One such study has developed a theory and possible headway.

Breathing Blunder

Asthma has affected many people around the world. Swelling of the airways and/or chronic inflammation cause acute spasms in breathing passageways. Asthma is frightening, can be painful, and in worst cases deadly.

In the past couple of decades, the number of cases has spiked significantly. Currently, there are about 300 million sufferers globally.

Why Do Some People Have it?

For the longest time, the “hygiene hypothesis” was believed to be the cause for asthma. The hygiene theory explains that our world has become too sterile. Children’s immune systems today don’t have to work as hard to fight off viruses and bacteria as they used to. And, because they’re not exposed, and there’s less to fight, the immune system starts to fight off “non-deadly” invaders such as dust and ragweed. This hypothesis would support asthma as a result of allergic reaction.

Another such explanation in a similar vein is that we live in “tight” homes. Our society doesn’t live outdoors where there is constant air circulation. We live in houses that are sealed, and inside can be mold, animal dander, cigarette smoke, and other elements that trigger irritation in the lungs and the airways.

But it’s not that simple. Asthma can be triggered without an allergic reaction.

It’s Not Just the Air, Either

A female scientist conducted a study in both East and West Germany shortly after the countries became unified again. East Germany had horrific air pollution from industries, but they had far less asthmatic cases than West Germany. So it wasn’t just a matter of air quality that presented weaker lung function.

Collecting More Clues

Other studies over the years have been conducted with children who live on farms. They are exposed to bacteria from livestock and from drinking unpasteurized milk from a very early age. Perhaps they have different strains of normal bacteria in their airways or more active immune responses. Whatever the reason, those children almost never had asthma—cause by allergy or otherwise.

More recent research has pointed to obesity as a contributing factor.

Additionally, other experts are suggesting asthma prevalence is higher in those with vitamin D deficiency. Our lungs (and immune system) require ample vitamin D intake for proper and healthy development. Maybe because kids are spending more time indoors, they are missing out on a natural source of D.

The Newest Method on Decreasing Attacks

Following suit on the vitamin D theory, researchers recently conducted a study where participants included a vitamin D supplement in addition to their standard asthma treatment. Seven trials with over 1,000 participants (over a year period), which included children, adults, and ethnic diversity, all reaped the same results.

“After the participants were administered oral vitamin D supplements, the team noted hospital admission and emergency department attendance dropped from 6 percent to approximately 3 percent. In addition, they also noted a decrease in the amount of asthma attacks that required treatment with steroid tablets.”

Until scientists are able to pinpoint the causes, there may not be a foolproof prevention for asthma at this time. Strengthening your immune system with proper diet, rest, and exercise can certainly benefit—and the side effects are all positive. Check with your medical advisor and see if vitamin D supplements may be beneficial in addition to your current treatment.

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A Connection between Alzheimer’s and Aluminum?

Aluminum found in Alzheimer’s Patients

The purpose of deodorant is to alter the scent of body odor, which is created from a mixture of sweat and bacteria. Deodorant doesn’t stop you from sweating. Antiperspirants are formulated to clog pores so less sweat escapes. Deodorants contain fragrance and/or anti-bacterial compounds. Antiperspirants contain aluminum salts.

In the late 1980s, studies began, which explored the nature of aluminum in our products and the resultant levels found in our bodies. Surely traces are found in everyone because some exposure to aluminum is inevitable since it is omnipresent in our world. Only one study, conducted in 1990, showed toxic levels in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. That study has since been discredited because the data was provided by patient surrogates, not directly from the patients. Additionally, scientists have since hypothesized that the high levels of aluminum found in the brain may be a result of having Alzheimer’s disease. Dying cells are often unable to eliminate toxins, making them more likely to contain high levels of the metal.

Another study was published in 2002. Those researchers followed more than 4,500 people who used antiperspirants and antacids for several years. No toxic levels of aluminum or increased risk of getting Alzheimer’s was concluded. So is it safe to moderately use a product that contains aluminum salts? These reports make it appear so.

But if you’re a person who errs on the side of caution, it may not be just be the antiperspirant you want to consider. Many deodorants contain fragrance. The vast majority of chemicals in synthetic fragrances are on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) hazardous waste list. Loopholes allow toxins such as benzenes, aldehydes, and phthaltes to be used in our cosmetics without constraint or regulation. Phthalates are hormone disrupters that are linked to cause breast cancer, reduce sperm count, onset of diabetes, obesity, and reproductive malformations.

You can also try deodorants that only use organic, plant-based compounds (no artificial fragrance.) For antiperspirant, the crystal may help, but remember, it too, may contain aluminum salts. So if you’re completely running scared at this point, you can opt to use nothing and just stay on top of it by washing your armpits with soap and water a few times a day. Don’t be afraid to sweat, it’s good for you. As for the odor, don’t sweat it (couldn’t resist the pun)—a healthy diet and proper hygiene should keep it manageable.