Dental Health Beyond Brushing Your Teeth

Dental Health Beyond Brushing Teeth


Do you look after your teeth?

I mean beyond brushing them and whitening treatments?

You should.

Your mouth is a pathway to your bloodstream.

Think about it…

…drugs can be delivered sublingually under the tongue and buccally by being placed between the gums and cheek.

Infections and undesirable bacteria can accumulate in your mouth, destroy your teeth and gums and filter into the body.

Tooth decay, gum disease and imbalances in bacteria are associated with:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome and Inflammatory bowel disease 

  • Cardiovascular disease

  • Diabetes and obesity 

  • Cancer 

  • Cognitive issues 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

Having a thorough dental care routine – one that goes beyond just brushing your teeth – and having the right tools is vital for good overall health.

So what can you do about it?

Here are my top tips:

  • Cut the crap out of your diet

  • Brush at least 2-3 times daily

  • Floss with sticks or a water flosser 1-2 times daily. Keep sticks in your car, purse, desk, kitchen side and bag. Then use a water flosser before going to bed

  • Stop smoking

  • Use an SLS-free toothpaste (to avoid destroying your natural microbiome)

  • Consider mouth taping at night (seek professional advice)

  • Use an alcohol-free or herbal mouthwash

  • Use oral probiotics (I recommend Invivo Bio Me Oral)

  • If you have significant dental decay consider using GC Tooth mousse to help restore and protect enamel

  • If you prefer natural dental products consider Dimples and Great Oral Health (Yes it’s pricey but so is dental repair work.)

  • Consider a mouth guard if you grind or clench, it can lead to microfractures.

  • Optimise hormone levels as dental issues are common during perimenopause and menopause.

  • Ensure your calcium, vitamin D, K2, magnesium and phosphorous intake is optimal with a nutrient-dense diet.

  • Consider a bone-supportive formula if you have poor bone density in your jaw and teeth.

Hope you find the tips useful, reach out if you have any questions.