Maintaining good dental health is a team effort and the hygienist is your main player and partner in keeping at bay the harmful effects of bacteria.
How harmful are the bacteria?
- They can build up colonies on and around teeth under hard layers of tartar or calculus , where they are “safe” from brushing and flossing. In this protected environment the colony rapidly expands, occupying additional spaces between the teeth and gums spreading throughout the oral cavity.
- The byproducts of living bacteria, the daily excretions they produce, are toxic to the body destroying surrounding cells and interrupting normal cell metabolism. Infections erupt around the damaged cells and you experience inflamed, irritated and bleeding gums. Over time the cell damage and inflammation spreads to bones and ligaments holding the teeth in place, eventually leading to tooth loss.
- The structural part of the bacterium, the outer membrane, present in the human body often trigger illness and a strong immune response. Chronic infections can develop putting continual strain on the immune system, lowering its capacity to fight other infections that might come along.
- Bacteria exert their negative effect locally on teeth and gums but can also go systemic – traveling to other parts of the body; the heart, kidneys, lungs, brain and liver, negatively affecting overall health. As research continues, the link between poor oral health and heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, etc. is strengthening. Just ask the heart surgeon about the oral conditions of their patients!
The Natural Dentistry Hygiene Experience is Different
1. The Hygiene Appointment:
We test to make sure patients are in good health. We check blood pressure, test saliva for Vitamin C and pH level, along with a blood oxygen test. Then, we take a sample of biofilm and look at the bacteria count with a microscope to see the quantity and kind of bacteria present. Specifically, we look for spirochetes as they are troublemakers in gum and periodontal problems.
With all data collected and a proper treatment plan established, you can sit back and enjoy the cleaning experience with advanced EMS AIR-FLOW Master Piezon technology. We can quickly remove plaque, stains, and tarter above and below the gum line with fine powder and ozone water under pressure. The technology helps remove the Spirochetes as they are swimmers that can’t be easily removed with brushing. It is a far superior method to earlier deep scaling with sharp metal instruments as that method spreads bacteria into the blood stream. The AIR-FLOW Master is the best approach to removing the protective layers built up by the live-in bacteria. It flushes them out of their hiding places, exposing them to ozone which is hundreds of times more effective at killing viruses and bacteria than, for example, chlorine!
2. What We Don’t Do
We do not use harmful chemicals in any of our procedures, such as “Chlorohexidine”.
We do not use the antibiotic Arestin, replacing it with more effective ozone and oxygenated olive oil.
We do not use fluoride as it kills bone cells and causes inflammation.
3. Patient Comfort
With the AIR-FLOW Master Piezon, we deliver a higher level of comfort to the patient. This makes the experience far less dramatic than earlier practices of scraping with “Curetter”.
At the follow-up cleaning appointments, we check our results with the microscope to the satisfaction of the hygienist and the patient alike!
4. Natural Dentistry – Better Hygiene Better for Patients
We can achieve the result of a “cleaning” that eliminates harmful bacteria, lessening the possibility of chronic gum infections and the subsequent systemic disease in other parts of the body.
And, we can do this without the side effects from antibiotics, fluoride, toxic metals and chemicals. We do not spread the spirochetes, but actually eliminate them with ozone, iodine and the use of what we call The Secret, a home care procedure that really works!
How can oral bacteria affect your overall health?
How many bacteria are there inside the mouth?
There are around 30 to 70 different forms of bacteria in your mouth at any given time. Some bacteria are good because they help to break down foods, while others affect health in numerous ways.
How do bacteria affect your health?
The most common way wrong types of bacteria can affect your health is through periodontal disease or gingivitis. This is caused by accumulated bacteria turning into dangerous germs.
The mouth also has a natural microbiome that can be disrupted by certain bacteria, leading to bad breath and other health problems.
What is the link between the gut and mouth?
Often, the harmful bacteria that cause bad breath are also in your gut. It is important to take into consideration your gut health and see a doctor if you suspect problems.
The best way to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria in the mouth is to brush after every meal and flossing once per day to remove the food that bacteria need to survive.