by A. Grano on August 24th, 2011 at 7:00 am
The American Dental Association has played a big role in raising awareness about the connection between dental health and overall health, and many people have adopted the practice of brushing twice daily and flossing as a result.
According to the ADA, untreated dental disease can escalate into serious health concerns, such as infection, nerve damage, and tooth loss. Further, infection from tooth disease can also spread throughout other parts of the body, and in serious cases, even cause death.
In addition to proper hygiene and regular dental visits, there are some other considerations for keeping your teeth healthy, including the following:
- Avoid acidic fruits and sodas. Lemons and colas are very high in acidity, which can lead to erosion of tooth enamel, according to several cosmetic dentists. Diet sodas aren’t any safer for teeth, and can cause gum line decay as well.
- Don’t clench and grind. Especially common during stress, this bad habit can weaken your teeth, as a result of microfractures from the pressure. Alleviating the source of tension is the best treatment for bruxism. Herbal remedies can help soothe the underlying emotional problems that lead to clenching and grinding, including Hypericum perforatum (St John’s wort), Passiflora incarnata, Melissa officinalis and Lavender.
- Use your teeth solely for eating. Many people attempt to use their teeth as “tools”, popping off bottle tops, clothing tags, biting nails, etc. These activities can be very harmful to your teeth and lead to cracking.
Promote dental health naturally
Natural remedies have been used to support teeth and gums and provide symptomatic relief, and are safe, effective and gentle to maintain oral health.
Homeopathic ingredients such as Acidum salicylicum, Silicea and Belladonna relieve pain, infection and inflammation. In addition, Merc sol, Ferrum phos and Hepar sulph also soothe tooth ache and pain and help to improve overall dental health.
Oral-Assist™ Homeopathic remedy relieves pain associated with tooth and gum abscesses, plus promotes oral health