The Vicious Cycle
Surely, you have heard about The Vicious Cycle. In fact, there are many of them, but the focus for this blog is the cycle about factors that affect conditions in the mouth that lead to losing either teeth or dental implants.
Let’s begin with fairly static conditions in the mouth:
Step 1: Dental health relates to genes, lifestyle, home care, and current dental state. A number of factors can affect the conditions in the mouth, for instance poor brushing and flossing habits, which allow plaque and calculus to build up, providing a convenient home for bacteria to breed and spread. Other factors that may affect dental health are genetic predisposition, malocclusion, hormonal changes, and failing dental restorations.
Step 2: If the conditions that cause dental health to deteriorate are not arrested, the next step may be that red gums and pink toothbrush occur. At this stage, the body’s immune system sends inflammatory compounds to the rescue. One factor that reduces dental health at this stage is poor nutrition, and of course daily oral care. Also, at this stage, risk of diabetes may be a consequence. Red gums and pink toothbrush are alerts to do something to improve the negative conditions in the mouth.
Step 3: If treatment is not secured, in this next step, standard home care will not be effective. At this stage, bacteria have transformed from normal to anaerobic bacteria that must hide in soft tissues to do their nefarious work. When bacteria hide, the toothbrush can no longer reach deeply enough under gums to eliminate the culprits. Also, the body’s immune system may turn on itself. As a result, tissue damage occurs and gums pull away from teeth or implants.
Step 4: If the former stage is not treated, the now pathogenic bacteria achieve access to the bloodstream, which means that overall health is at risk. This stage, if left unchecked, results in higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, preterm birth, and other dangerous diseases. Now, normal teeth cleaning actually spreads bacteria to the rest of the body, and bone loss occurs.
Step 5: In the last step of The Vicious Cycle, implants may have to be considered to replace lost teeth; however, at this stage healing interference may cause implant failure. When implants are placed in an unhealthy mouth, they have a 30% chance of failing. Remedies, at this stage, may be periodontal surgery with bone grafting to repair bone and tissue damage. If the initial problems with dental care are not addressed, then danger exists of starting the process all over again after step four. So, it’s back to step one to start the process all over again.
The Health Cycle
Get out of the Vicious Cycle!
Step 1: Home care must be improved. Use a special electric toothbrush and water flosser. CleanKiss.com provides 30-Second Scrub Brush and Hydrofloss oral irrigator. Also, use Clean Kiss Swish mouthwash. Use one capful in the irrigator in water to kill bacteria under the gum line. Next, brush with Clean Kiss Scrub toothpaste to kill bacteria, establish correct pH, and protect teeth and gums without harmful chemicals found in other products.
Step 2: Give your body nutritional support with Clean Kiss supplements. Use Anti-Inflammatory to fight the inflammatory substances sent by the immune system, causing inflammation to build in the body and leading to multiple dangerous diseases. Use Bone Support, full of absorbable minerals to strengthen teeth and bones, as well as improve blood pressure and A1c.
Step 3: Have the hygienist remove dental plaque and calculus that have accumulated along the gum line. Do not give bacteria a place to hide.
Step 4: Consider non-surgical, painless, and fast Laser-Assisted Therapy, if your your dentist recommends it. Laser-Assisted Therapy removes diseased tissue, oxygenates new tissue for quicker healing, and protects tender tissue with nature’s own bandage.
Step 5: For more serious conditions and with dentist recommendation, get periodontal surgery with bone grafting to repair bone and tissue damage.
Finally, once you get on The Health Cycle, stay there! Use your new dental homecare twice per day and return regularly for maintenance cleanings.
Put gum disease in remission, FOREVER.