Anyone who knows me knows just how much I LOVE to smile and laugh. That’s the reason that I’m battling those WRINKLES around my mouth. While I might be the answer to a plastic surgeon’s new Mercedes Benz, I am happy and would rather have the wrinkles. BUT…nothing keeps you from smiling more than problems with your gums and teeth. Who wants to show off their teeth if they’re not white with healthy pink gums?
One of the ways that I keep my mouth HEALTHY is by using PerioBalance every morning. Since I started using it a couple of weeks ago, I’m finding that I no longer have that “fuzzy” feeling on my teeth and gums (with the exception of first thing in the morning). My new routine is to wake up….brush my teeth…and pop a PerioBalance in my mouth (it takes about 10 minutes to disolve).
Why is using this probiotic so important for oral health. Did you know that gum health is as important to OVERALL health? That’s right! Think of all of that icky bacteria in your mouth. Good oral health can help that bacteria from reaching OTHER areas of your body.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is an infection of the tissues and bones around your teeth, and is also called periodontal disease.
- Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease and is a mild disease that affects only the gums. It causes red, swollen gums that bleed easily during brushing, but may not cause pain.
- Periodontitis is the second stage of gum disease as the infection worsens and spreads below the gums to damage tissues and bone that support your teeth. During this stage, gums pull away or shrink back from the teeth, leaving deep pockets where bacteria can grow and cause damage. Other symptoms could include bad breath and loose teeth.
Gum health and heart disease
Consistent flossing and regular dentist visits may help prevent heart disease. By removing plaque and preventing periodontal disease, you are helping decrease certain markers that are associated with coronary artery disease and cardiac risk.
Gum health and diabetes
People with diabetes are at an increased risk for gum disease, especially those with poor blood glucose control. Conversely, gum disease may potentially affect blood glucose control, which could lead to the progression of diabetic conditions. So, if you have diabetes, not taking proper care of your teeth and gums may increase your chances of diabetes complications.
Gum health and osteoporosis
Since osteoporosis is a disease that affects bones, it can also affect your teeth. The risk of tooth loss is three times greater for women with osteoporosis.
Gum health and pregnancy
During a pregnancy, it’s important not to neglect your gum health, for your own benefit and that of your baby. Gingivitis is especially common during the second to eighth months of pregnancy. In the meantime, your baby’s teeth begin to develop between the third and sixth month of pregnancy, so it’s important to maintain a nutritious diet to nourish this development.
That’s why I’ve made this LITTLE change, that means so much. I’m on day 18 of my 28 day PerioBalance challenge and I can feel the difference that it’s making (told you…no more fuzzy feeling teeth).
For more information and to see what the PerioBalance bloggers and Nia Vardalos (celebrity spokesperson for PerioBalance) are saying about the product
- PerioBalance on Twitter and Facebook
- Nia Vardalos on Twitter
- and of course their blog at Periobalance.com
Photo by Monica Brady of Mommy Brain Reports. Check out her blog…she’s AWESOME!
I was provided a free sample of PerioBalance and paid by Sunstar GUM for my time in taking the PerioBalance Challenge, but all opinions are mine all mine.