Not Flossing? Your Life Could be at Risk!
Every time you go to the dentist, he asks the dreaded question. You know the one…
“Have you been flossing?”
Why even ask, doc? You already know the answer.
Studies have indicated that nearly a third of the population NEVER flosses—and another third RARELY flosses.
That’s bad for your breath and your gums. But it’s even worse for your overall health.
Because ignoring your gums could increase your risk of one of the deadliest diseases in the world.
Here’s what you need to know…
So what’s the big deal about good oral health?
It helps prevent the buildup of plaque, which is teeming with bacteria. These bacteria lead to gum disease and tooth decay because they cause inflammation, which destroys your gums and tissues around it.
Ultimately, once bacteria have built up in your mouth, it then gets into your bloodstream, where it travels all over your body and wreaks all sorts of havoc…
…and can trigger the formation of cancer.
A recent study found that having bad bacteria in your mouth can cause cancer to spread to other parts of your body.
This is a major finding—and terrible news for the 64 million Americans with gum disease—since the spread of cancerous cells is what causes 90 percent of cancer deaths.
Specifically, the researchers found that when colon cancer cells were invaded by one particular germ—Fusobacterium nucleatum—it increased inflammation, which increased caused the cancer cells to travel.
Colon cancer is the second deadliest cancer in the world.
A study from a few years ago found that women with periodontal disease had a higher risk of developing ANY cancer.
These included specifics like lung, breast, and skin cancer.
And women with periodontal disease were THREE TIMES more likely to develop the cancer than women without gum disease.
This makes sense since your mouth is directly connected to your throat and esophagus.
The best way to keep your mouth bacteria-free is by making changes to your diet.
Cut out sugar because it feeds bacteria. Avoid processed foods, which promote the growth of bacteria, and hydrogenated oils, which are highly inflammatory.
Eat whole, organic foods, get plenty of sunlight, and practice grounding.
For an added boost, try xylitol chewing gum, which prevents bacteria from building up.
Now, a quick disclaimer.
I’m not a fan of most modern-day dental practices. Evidence shows that if we ate natural food and spent more time outside, cavities and gum disease would be a non-issue (and dentists would be out of a job).
But I’m a realist, and I know that the American population probably does need to see a dentist to fix the problems brought on by our modern living and processed foods.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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