Poor oral health, inflammation of the gums (periodontal disease) is a well-researched risk factor.
Poor oral health is correlated with increased risk to develop dementia and triples the risk of heart attack according to research published in science mag and available on the American association of cardiologist website. It is also well known that mercury amalgam (aka silver fillings) can release overtime a significant amount of mercury (just by chewing or drinking hot beverages).
If you have 5 or more mercury-containing fillings in your mouth
you are at risk to develop a disease related to mercury poisoning. Mercury is a
known neurotoxin. Consider seeing a biological dentist have them removed
safely. This is particularly important if you are planning to conceive as fetuses
concentrate mercury during pregnancy.
In a 2014 Cochrane review, Deery, and colleagues analyzed roughly 50 studies that
compared powered and manual toothbrushes in terms of their ability to prevent
plaque buildup and gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease.
Powered brush reduced plaque formation by 22% compared to 11% using manual
For good oral health, there’s no substitute for thorough and
regular brushing. That means brushing twice a day, minimum, and ideally after
every meal. Research on mouthwash is not conclusive enough to strongly suggests that it should be a part of your dental hygiene routine.
Dr. Jean-Marc Sobczyk is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor in the state of California and a Medical Doctor trained in France and England, he focuses his practice on Environmental Medicine and Nutrigenomics and health optimization. You can find him on Instagram and Facebook and see him in person in his office located in Santa Monica, CA