February 3, 2016 12:11 am at 12:11 am #617170
Are there any secrets that the dental health professionals aren’t telling us? Or do some of us just have bad teeth?February 3, 2016 1:00 am at 1:00 am #1134934
I would recommend getting some solid genes prior to being born.February 3, 2016 1:38 am at 1:38 am #1134935
I have already been born.February 3, 2016 1:41 am at 1:41 am #1134936
Medical science has advanced to the stage whereupon you can obtain experimental gene transplants.February 3, 2016 2:13 am at 2:13 am #1134937
Brush and floss dailyFebruary 3, 2016 2:47 am at 2:47 am #1134938
LC -“Brush and floss daily”
I think it’s two times daily. Also, Crest or Listerine mouthwash.February 3, 2016 4:20 am at 4:20 am #1134939
I read that flossing actually doesn’t do much if anything.February 3, 2016 4:41 am at 4:41 am #1134940
I read that there are outer space aliens being experimented on by the FBI and CIA.February 3, 2016 5:33 am at 5:33 am #1134941
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.February 3, 2016 6:18 am at 6:18 am #1134942
My dentist recommends using a Waterpick in addition to brushing and flossing.February 3, 2016 10:32 am at 10:32 am #1134943
In addition to brushing i use an air flosser with mouthwash in it.February 3, 2016 1:14 pm at 1:14 pm #1134944
I agree with rebyidd23 on this oneFebruary 3, 2016 3:03 pm at 3:03 pm #1134945
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 beefFebruary 3, 2016 4:41 pm at 4:41 pm #1134946
takahmamash: “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Either that, or you misunderstood what you were reading.”February 3, 2016 4:42 pm at 4:42 pm #1134947
Im sure there are people who disagree but its a worth a look anyway.February 3, 2016 6:24 pm at 6:24 pm #1134948
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.February 3, 2016 8:49 pm at 8:49 pm #1134949
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.February 3, 2016 10:34 pm at 10:34 pm #1134950
Some people get cavities between their teeth — assumed to be because of infrequent flossing. These studies don’t mention cavities, only gingivitis and plaque.February 4, 2016 1:12 am at 1:12 am #1134951
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!December 5, 2017 10:39 am at 10:39 am #1418707
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.December 5, 2017 10:43 pm at 10:43 pm #1420704
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%.December 5, 2017 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #1420695
Good oral genes?December 5, 2017 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #1420723
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”.December 6, 2017 12:47 am at 12:47 am #1420752
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.December 6, 2017 1:38 am at 1:38 am #1420777
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…December 7, 2017 9:34 pm at 9:34 pm #1422621
How can mouthwash lead to diabetes???!!!December 8, 2017 8:46 am at 8:46 am #1422683
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.December 9, 2017 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #1423043
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…December 9, 2017 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #1423050
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.)December 9, 2017 11:36 pm at 11:36 pm #1423058
“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?December 10, 2017 7:54 am at 7:54 am #1423074
Should I be offended? Or maybe just change my name to Joseph?December 10, 2017 7:58 am at 7:58 am #1423073
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. -33December 10, 2017 8:02 am at 8:02 am #1423072
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.December 10, 2017 9:46 am at 9:46 am #1423174
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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