JULY Newsletter 2015
How clean is your toothbrush?
There is nothing like a fresh, clean-feeling mouth when you have just finished brushing. It probably wouldn’t feel so clean if there were someone else’s fecal matter on your toothbrush – and that is more possible than you may think, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed the toothbrushes of college students who shared bathrooms with roommates, about 60 percent of tested toothbrushes had fecal matter, and about 80 percent of the time, it included matter that came from someone other than the toothbrush owner!

Fortunately, there are ways to keep your toothbrush clean and healthy, even if you share a bathroom with other people:
  • Don’t share your toothbrush
  • Rinse any air dry your toothbrush, because storing in a closed container promotes bacterial growth
  • Never store a toothbrush near the toilet, because a spray of bacteria occurs when it is flushed
  • Replace your toothbrush three or four times a year
  • Don’t store your toothbrush in a location where other people are likely to handle it
Protect your smile, protect your body
Medical care is changing. In addition to the evolution of advanced technology, there is a shift in the way we approach health. Increasingly, doctors and patients are moving away from the old model of treating diseases and symptoms after they develop. Today’s focus is on maintaining good health, and stopping disease before it starts. When disease is present, physicians seek to find the underlying cause and restore overall health rather than simply masking the symptoms.

That is making dental care a more important part of a healthy lifestyle than ever before.

Oral disease, bacteria, and the resulting chronic inflammation, have been linked to a very long (and growing) list of systemic health conditions, including stroke, heart disease, diabetes and pregnancy complications. A recent study by United Concordia Dental analyzed diabetes, stroke, and coronary disease patients over a five-year period. They concluded that regular dental care reduced the incidences of hospital admissions among these patients from 20 percent to 40 percent. These finding support everything we already know about the crucial role of hygiene and dental care in overall health.
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