Your article talks of diabetes and the increased chance of gum disease.
The article says, "Gums stay healthy when the teeth around them are free of dental plaque and dental tartar. To keep your teeth and gums clean, brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily."
He's left out antiseptic mouthwash.
I have an avid interest in dental care for, in addition to diabetes, I have another condition, which prevents me from getting a cavity filled, for the drill would be too loud for my ears.
I would have to get my tooth pulled, which I don't want.
So, I can't afford to get a cavity.
So, I brush, floss once a day (actually it's about
every 3 or 4 days), and use Listerine Total Care Zero, for I read it's the best for "helping to preventing cavities."
I think that's because of the Fluoride in it. I think regular Listerine just killed germs that caused Gingivitis, or gum disease, but didn't have Fluoride in it, so it didn't work on stopping cavities.
If I feel a tingling between my teeth, especially at night, I know that's a pre-cavity situation, and I can get up right there, or the next day, and after my first meal brush, floss, gargle with Listerine Total Care.
That product also kills the germs that cause gum disease, according to the Listerine data.
I don 't wait to go to the dentist to have him try to get the plaque off, as the above article says. I prevent it by gargling in addition to floss and brush, the latter of which doesn't get in between teeth to kill germs.
I don't disagree with the dental visits, but use a good antiseptic mouthwash to help prevent gum disease, and cavities, if you use Listerine Total Care Zero, since it has Fluoride.
Oh, also, I don't eat sugar, for again, I can't afford to get a cavity for I couldn't stand the volume of the dental drill. The no sugar was for another health condition I have (sounds are too loud), but it helps greatly with helping to stop cavities.
Basically, all it is is water with every meal, no sweets. Pretty soon I had no craving for sugar. Some foods have a little sugar, but I have to tolerate those, then brush, floss, gargle.
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 10/2/2016 1:23:00 PM (GMT-6)