There is now strong scientific evidence linking the health of the mouth to the health of the heart. The correlation between gum disease and heart disease is not so shocking if you realize that they both involve CHRONIC INFLAMMATION. Interesting fact:  you build up plaque in your arteries (atherosclerosis) and plaque on your teeth. Hmmm….  A 2010 Scottish health study concluded that poor dental hygiene leads to poor cardiovascular health. They found that brushing your teeth twice per day could reduce you risk of heart disease by 70%. Toxic bacteria from periodontal disease can get in the blood stream and the lining of your heart vessels. Inflammatory diseases are sky rocketing in America and include:

-gout, lupus, asthma, gastritis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis, prostatitis, multiple sclerosis, atherosclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, hepatitis, and allergies.

PREVENTION TIPS

(1) Don’t grind your teeth (bruxing) – it leads to headaches and wears out your teeth.
(2) If your gums are growing over your teeth, it may be a reaction to certain immune suppressing drugs that you are taking. Check with your doctor about the side effects.
(3) Dry mouth can be a sign of dehydration, drug reactions, Diabetes, and Autoimmune Diseases. See your doctor if quinching your thirst doesn’t solve the problem.
(4) Disintegrating teeth (crumbling, cracking) is not a sign of a tooth problem but more of stomach acid pushed up into the mouth and eroding the teeth. See your doctor
(5) Sores in the mouth that DON’T go away may not just be cold sores but a sign of mouth cancer. Just get it checked by a doctor.
(6) Lichen Planus is a benign skin disorder leading to a white colored webbing inside of the mouth.
(7) Aspirational Pneumonia can lead to a crust on the dentures. This is a cause of death in the elderly when they inhale foreign particles that get trapped in the teeth.

At Brown Chiropractic Neurology, our tag line is “well by choice, not by chance” and with a proper health history, metabolic assessment, and neurological examination, we can catch inflammatory problems developing before they become a crisis. Don’t participate in the sick care system – see us for a screening. And don’t forget to brush your teeth and have a cleaning at your dentist twice per year.

If you have wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

Denver/Lakewood Chiropractor

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