Periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to a growing list of health concerns. These include diabetes, strokes, heart disease, low birth weight and premature births.It is not unusual today for an obstetrician to refer a pregnant woman to the dentist for treatment of periodontal disease. Also, some physicians suggest that their patients see a dentist for a check-up to improve their oral and overall health.
A healthy and bright smile is definitely something that everyone wants. Eating healthy foods, not surprisingly, can go a long way in ensuring your teeth stay white for years to come. But natural teeth whitening home remedies can also improve your oral hygiene.
Oil pulling is an ancient Ayurvedic dental technique that involves swishing a tablespoon of oil (I use coconut oil, but olive oil or sesame oil is also fine) in your mouth on an empty stomach for 5 to 20 minutes.