tooth decay

  1. Dental Association recommends brain-rotting fluoride for babies

    Dental dummies forcing fluoride on toddlers

    We've all done it. You stand there watching your baby or grandbaby sleeping in his crib at night, and you start dreaming of what he might become one day. Maybe an architect... or a novelist... or even the world's greatest doctor (hey, SOMEONE needs to follow in my footsteps).

    Well, you might want to set your expectations a tad lower... in fact, throw "ditch digger" on the list. Because a group of crazy dentists are aiming to make your kid dumber than a box of rocks -- starting the day he turns three years old!

    The tooth tyrants at the American Dental Association just released a new set of guidelines that recommends using brain-rotting fluoride toothpaste on three-year old babies. Yes, they want to poison your kid just to protect a set of teeth that are going to fall out of his head anyway!

    It's been said that dentists are just want-to-be MDs that didn't get into medical school. While I can't swear if that's true or not, it does look like they don't want YOUR kid getting in. After all, a major study from Harvard University linked fluoride consumption with lower IQs.

    But, heck, if your kid is regularly exposed to fluoride and manages to reach high school graduation, consider yourself lucky. Because another Ivy League study proved that exposing kids to fluoride could trigger a deadly form of bone cancer!

    Give your child or grandchild a gift that will last a lifetime -- don't let him within 100 feet of fluoridated water or toothpaste. Because when your kiddo brushes those chompers, you shouldn't have to worry that his intelligence... and his future... are going right down the drain with the waste water.

  2. Missing teeth leads to heart disease

    Put some teeth into your heart health

    The worst part about losing your teeth isn't figuring out how to chew your food. It's what it means for the rest of your body -- because what happens in your mouth definitely does NOT stay in your mouth.

    Nope.

    Rotten teeth, bad breath, bleeding gums, and more can be the earliest warning signs of serious heart problems -- and the bigger the gaps in your smile, the higher your risk.

    Start with inflammation.

    People with missing teeth have higher levels of Lp-PLA2, an enzyme linked to inflammation, according to a new study of 15,828 mouths in 39 countries. Not just any old inflammation, mind you, but the same inflammation that hardens arteries.

    The study also finds a link between missing teeth and high levels of LDL cholesterol, but that's just a distraction here. Up to 75 percent of all heart attacks happen to people with NORMAL cholesterol.

    So the real problem isn't the cholesterol itself. Whether your LDL levels are high, low or in the middle, your troubles only begin when the cholesterol sticks to your arteries.

    And what causes it to stick?

    If you guessed inflammation, you win a toothbrush.

    You know what happens next. When cholesterol sticks, it can lead to a blockage. When it leads to blockage, you get a heart attack -- and that's not the only risk found in the new study.

    People with the smile of a jack-o-lantern are also more likely to have bigger waistlines and higher blood sugar levels.

    Putting two and two together here, that makes them more likely to get diabetes -- 11 percent more likely for every five missing teeth, to be exact, according to the study presented at the American College of Cardiology's annual meeting.

    Of course, one reason for all of the above is diet: Carbs will cause obesity, diabetes, and heart disease as well as tooth decay and gum disease.

    The other reason is bacteria -- because the same germs behind bad breath, cavities, and bleeding gums can also cause heart attack and stroke.

    And, once again, it all comes back to the carbs -- because those bacteria thrive on ‘em.

    I'm not done with oral hygiene yet. In fact, I'm just starting to sink my teeth into the subject.

    Keep reading to find out why cavemen had better teeth than most of your neighbors do today.

  3. Killer breath

    I've told you for years that oral health affects heart health. Now, one scientist has figured out the "why" behind this cause-and-effect relationship.
  4. Why bad breath is bad for your heart

    I've told you for years that oral health affects heart health. Now, one scientist has figured out the "why" behind this cause-and-effect relationship.
  5. Sweetener prevents cavities in children

    It might sound like an oxymoron, but according to a recent study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, the natural sweetener xylitol could be the key to winning the battle against tooth decay in young children.

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