The Nasty Truth About Oral Bacteria

In my last article we discussed the benefits of a good oral regiment for staying healthy and keeping your teeth for life.
Did you ever wonder about oral bacteria and what it does in your mouth, I will discuss it today.
Oral bacteria exists in the billions in your mouth. After you brush all you do is take them down to about 20 million bacteria in your mouth.
Here is what they do. They consume sugars and starches to form an acid. This acid causes cavities and bad breath.
These bacteria form into a sticky film that covers everything in your mouth. Have you ever had that nasty sticky feeling in your mouth,
If not controlled by a good oral routine these bacteria will form a plaque or scaling around your gum-line. This is why you need to see your dentist every six months to scrape this plaque away. Again if left unchecked your gums will become irritated. They will bleed and become soft. This is gingivitis a gum disease that is treatable if not left unchecked.
Your gums may even peel away from your teeth. In this case the bone is threatened. When you get to this stage surgery will be needed to save your teeth and general health.
Some recent studies have concluded the dangers of oral bacteria concerning your heart, liver and other vital parts of your body. Oral bacteria has been linked to heart attack and stroke.
These bacteria seem to thrive in the placenta of pregnant women putting their unborn children at risk.
So you can see it is a good idea to keep a good oral regiment for your teeth and gums.

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