Some experts in oral care provide important suggestions on oral care. In some instances, I don't agree with their entire message and leave it to you to determine what works best for you.
In this blog, I'm including suggestions that expand on what I've already published. I hope you find useful information that will lead to improved general health.
I cannot emphasize enough about the importance of the oralDNA testing. So many people in our program have "ill defined" conditions including: chronic pain, lack of energy, glaucoma, and brain fog. When we do analysis of labs, lifestyle, infection, etc., the common denominator very frequently is some type of oral complaint. In many cases, the individual doesn't have significant surface oral problems. Instead, the problems are "deeply rooted" and may evade detection methods at your regular dental checkup and even in a biological dentist evaluation.
My experience with the oralDNA test is it is very sensitive at detecting systemic oral pathogens that evade detection by other means. Cortexyme is worth $$billions for the promise of treating Alzheimer's caused by oral pathogens.
If you have an ill-defined condition and you have had ANY type of oral problem in the past or something on-going as minor as occasional bleeding gums, I suggest you do a google search for the association between your condition and oral bacteria. Here is one such example search for "oral bacteria" and "chronic pain."
From Dr. Ellie:
Daily Oral Care is so important. But before you rush to "brush and floss", consider a few important things about your choice of toothbrush and toothpaste and how (or if) you should rinse or floss.
Clean Your Toothbrush Every Time. Toothbrushes get infected from one singe use!
Know THIS If You Have Gum Disease or Cavities. Anaerobic bacteria are the kind of germs that cause gum/periodontal disease and deep cavities. These germs multiply in low-oxygen conditions - especially on toothbrushes that are stored in containers!
Don't Just Rinse Your Brush. Oral bacteria can be difficult to clean and rinsing your brush in hot water is inadequate.
Bacteria Die When They Dry. Allow your brush to dry for 24 hours between uses in a cup or holder so that air can circulate around the bristles. Yes, this means you need a toothbrush for the morning and another one for the evening!
Never Put Your Toothbrush in a Drawer or Bag. If you are traveling, don't use those toothbrush covers; instead, take inexpensive toothbrushes and throw them away.
Toothbrush Design. It's more important to brush with a good technique than to buy an expensive brush. Battery or sonic brushes help lazy brushers - but they are not superior to a manual brush. If you have a sonic brush you may want to use it in the morning, but compare with with a good manual toothbrush used at