Some of the newest research is pointing to inflammation as one of the causes of hear attacks.
There is another study that points to the plaque-forming bacteria found on our teeth that enter the blood stream through gingivitis and cause plaque build-up in the arteries.
Just one more good reason to use an anti-plaque toothpaste, floss and use a good plaque-killing mouthwash.
I have switched to a spin type electric toothbrush because of my fibro and arthritis. This makes brushing much easier. I use colgate total tooth paste because it has all the antibacterial, anti-plaque stuff I need. Also, once a week I use baking soda and a capful of hydrogen peroxide along with my toothpaste to do a deep polish and an inflammation check. After brushing with the peroxide, any white spots on the gums mean gingivitis and should be treated or at least seen by the dentist.
Just had a cleaning yesterday and it only took about
20 minutes. Used to take 45 to an hour! The toothpaste and spin brush and flossing are really working!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa "People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in
, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross