How to prevent dental illness

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    👑RebYidd23
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    Are there any secrets that the dental health professionals aren’t telling us? Or do some of us just have bad teeth?

    #1134934

    newbee
    Member

    I would recommend getting some solid genes prior to being born.

    #1134935

    👑RebYidd23
    Participant

    I have already been born.

    #1134936

    Joseph
    Participant

    Medical science has advanced to the stage whereupon you can obtain experimental gene transplants.

    #1134937

    lesschumras
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    Brush and floss daily

    #1134938

    Health
    Participant

    LC -“Brush and floss daily”

    I think it’s two times daily. Also, Crest or Listerine mouthwash.

    #1134939

    newbee
    Member

    I read that flossing actually doesn’t do much if anything.

    #1134940

    👑RebYidd23
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    I read that there are outer space aliens being experimented on by the FBI and CIA.

    #1134941

    takahmamash
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    I read that flossing actually doesn’t do much if anything.

    Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Either that, or you misunderstood what you were reading.

    #1134942

    YW Moderator-42
    Moderator

    My dentist recommends using a Waterpick in addition to brushing and flossing.

    #1134943

    TheGoq
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    In addition to brushing i use an air flosser with mouthwash in it.

    #1134944

    B1g B0y
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    I agree with rebyidd23 on this one

    #1134945

    Meno
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    I brush every day and get a cleaning twice a year.

    Every time she says I don’t floss enough but it’s ok because I get a cleaning twice a year.

    The only time I floss is after eating corned beef

    #1134946

    newbee
    Member

    takahmamash: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Either that, or you misunderstood what you were reading.”

    #1134947

    newbee
    Member

    Im sure there are people who disagree but its a worth a look anyway.

    #1134948

    👑RebYidd23
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    If you don’t floss your teeth, your teeth probably won’t be clean. This may not much affect your overall health directly, but your dentist will be nicer to you because it’s less disgusting.

    #1134949

    Uncle Ben
    Participant

    The truth about teeth and how we can heal them without dentists (who by the way are technically teeth surgeons) can be found in Cure Tooth Decay by Ramiel Nagel.

    I warn you to be prepared to change your whole thought process regarding teeth.

    #1134950

    Mammele
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    Some people get cavities between their teeth — assumed to be because of infrequent flossing. These studies don’t mention cavities, only gingivitis and plaque.

    #1134951

    Health
    Participant

    What people should do is get rid of e/o doing it themselves. They should have hygienists clean your teeth once a month. This would put Dentists out of business!

    #1418707

    slominer
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    I have a family member who rarely brushes his teeth. And almost never flosses. Once in a while he’ll use mouthwash. But brushing only happens about six times a year; twice before going to the dentist (so the hygienist shouldn’t yell at him) and a few other times randomly spread out during the year (maybe before a close chasuna and another random time or two.)

    Her goes twice a year to the dentist for a cleaning and checkup. Yet while the dentist keeps telling him to brush and floss twice a day, the dentist tells him each time his teeth are beautiful and healthy. Despite his having this practice of rarely brushing for probably close to a couple decades now.

    I always wondered how he gets away with that without having dental problems.

    #1420704

    Uncle Ben
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    Slominer; The answer to your question is that there is a small percentage of the population (1 or 2%) that has a very strong Parotid gland that nourishes the teeth better than the other 98%.

    #1420695

    slominer
    Participant

    Good oral genes?

    #1420723

    Gadolhadorah
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    Slominer: I’m not sure how anyone could or would want to go anywhere near someone who didn’t brush his teeth, floss and only used mouthwash periodically. The stench from this person’s mouth would likely be overpowering? Did they take the same position on showering and other personal hygiene matters as a matter of principle? As to how/why they didin’t suffer from decay, periodntal disease etc, its most likely good genes. For the rest of the world, dental disease has been shown to be a precursor to serious medical problems. Sadly, our health inurance system going back decades still for som reasons treats dental health as a separate world not covered by most medial care reimbursement policies since dentists were not considered “real doctors”.

    #1420752

    DovidBT
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    My dentist told me that the purpose of flossing is to scrape the saliva from the sides of the teeth. If you don’t do that, the saliva hardens into plaque, and bacteria collect between the plaque and the gums, resulting in gum disease.

    #1420777

    Mammele
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    Too frequent use of mouthwash (twice a day or more) puts you at risk of Diabetes according to a new study. Bacteria apparently is not all bad – regardless of how it may smell…

    Just like there are people with “good dental genes”, some people definitely have a greater tendency to form plaque on their teeth despite their best efforts.

    The million dollar question is how much diet and healthy bacteria play a role in healthy teeth. IIRC that’s the gist of Dr. Negel’s philosophy (whom Uncle Ben referenced). I think the premise there is to eat lots of bone broth and cut out refined carbs (for calcium and minerals to strengthen teeth from the inside, not just because food comes in contact with the teeth). At least those are the main points. Problem is that supposedly enamel can’t repair itself, and these guys defy conventional logic with their claims.

    Like everything else when it comes to conventional medicine, this belief may one day change. But I’m not quite holding my breath…

    #1422621

    Lilmod Ulelamaid
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    How can mouthwash lead to diabetes???!!!

    #1422683

    Mammele
    Participant

    LU: below is part of an article in Prevention magazine:

    This Everyday Hygiene Habit Could Up Your Risk For Diabetes
    By MARKHAM HEID NOVEMBER 16, 2017

    Back away from the mouthwash.

    A just-published study in the journal Nitric Oxide found people who use over-the-counter mouthwash twice daily were 50% more likely to develop diabetes or prediabetes than those who use mouthwash once a day or not at all.

    Yes, that sounds nuts. But experts say there’s a likely explanation. And, like so many other things these days, it seems to revolve around the helpful bacteria that live inside our bodies.

    Some “oral microbes” seem to play a beneficial role in metabolic health, says study author Kaumudi Joshipura, ScD, an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health.

    “Many bacteria in the mouth are able to metabolize nitrate into nitrite, which is then swallowed into the gastrointestinal tract, and then converted to nitric oxide,” she explains. Nitric oxide (NO) is “an important signaling molecule,” that helps regulate your metabolism, energy balance, and your body’s insulin levels, she says. Insulin helps keep your blood sugar levels in check so when it malfunctions, type 2 diabetes can result.

    What’s the problem with mouthwash?
    Nearly all commonly used mouthwash formulas include some kind of antibacterial ingredient that kills bacteria, Joshipura says. These antibacterials include chlorhexidine, triclosan, cetylpyridinium chloride, alcohol, essential oils, fluoride, and peroxide, among others.

    “Most of these antibacterial ingredients in mouthwash are not selective,” she explains. “In other words, they do not target specific oral bacteria—instead, these ingredients can act on a broad range of bacteria.” That includes the good kind that helps your body produce appropriate amounts of nitric oxide, which as a reminder, is the signaling molecule that helps regulate insulin levels.

    Also, if your mouthwash is killing helpful bacteria, rinsing them away may make room for potentially harmful bacteria to take their place, she says. All of this is bad news.

    #1423043

    Mammele
    Participant

    Bump.

    Because for some reason LU is still showing up as the last poster on this thread. Hope this’ll fix it, in case someone is actually waiting for my update…

    #1423050

    Joseph
    Participant

    Mammele, we were all waiting for your update with great anticipation. Due to the last poster error most of us missed it and we thus thank you kindly for bringing it to our attention.

    (Sorry, its a slow night so forgive the banter.)

    #1423058

    Joseph
    Participant

    “The answer to your question is that there is a small percentage of the population (1 or 2%) that has a very strong Parotid gland that nourishes the teeth better than the other 98%.”

    Those are the 2% that needn’t brush?

    #1423074

    Mammele
    Participant

    Should I be offended? Or maybe just change my name to Joseph?

    #1423073

    Mammele
    Participant

    Looks like my name is still backlisted. It’s not yet Purim or April fools but someone/something is surely mocking me. And I’m adding the fuel…

    You are 100% not blacklisted. The site’s spam filter has a mind of its own. I’ll check to see if any of your posts landed there. -33

    #1423072

    Mammele
    Participant

    Thanks Joseph, whether you were serious or not.

    But this post is actually a test of the “Last Post Hates My Name” system. Or whatever this is.

    It’s a glitch.

    #1423174

    Mammele
    Participant

    Thanks 33 and anonymous Mod. Hope you didn’t have to work too hard to fix this.

    And sorry if I wasn’t clear enough about the issue. None of my posts were blocked. My posts just weren’t listed as the last one on this thread, despite being last several times, with the prior poster remaining listed as the last one. And that was both LU and Joseph.

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