What should I do for my oral health?


emphasizes the importance of maintaining oral health as it is directly connected to general well-being, suggesting it as the 7th pillar of health alongside sleep, nutrition, movement, stress management, relationships, and light exposure. Here are some of the key takeaways for optimal oral health:

  1. Rethink oral care practices that may be harmful, like using antiseptic mouthwashes, which aren't recommended. Instead, consider using xylitol to improve oral health and consider the timing and frequency of brushing 1.

  2. Strengthen teeth naturally by building up hydroxyapatite bonds and possibly reversing early-formed cavities. Ensure you use a soft toothbrush to avoid damaging your gums, and be aware that the oral microbiome's balance is crucial for preventing diseases linked to bacteria in the mouth 2.

  3. Be careful with hydrogen peroxide as it is abrasive for the oral cavity and can cause ulcers. A high salt solution can be a cost-effective mouthwash that encourages healthy mouth bacteria 3.

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    Andrew emphasizes the critical link between oral health and overall well-being, highlighting cost-effective ways to improve oral health and remineralize teeth. He encourages reevaluating current oral care practices for optimal health benefits beyond just a bright smile.

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  4. Stimulants such as methamphetamine, adderall, and caffeine change the pH of saliva and encourage mouth breathing, both of which can negatively impact oral health. Nasal breathing is healthier for oral and overall airway health 4.

  5. Consider intermittent fasting or at least refrain from constant snacking or sipping on acidic beverages throughout the day to allow for teeth remineralization 5.

  6. Understand the anatomy and health of teeth and mouth, and engage in daily protocols to prevent cavity formation and promote teeth repair. Learn the functional information necessary for oral health management 6.

  7. Recognize the broad impact of oral health on cardiovascular, metabolic, and brain health. Utilize zero cost or low-cost protocols and recognize the surprising capabilities of saliva for rebuilding teeth strength and supporting overall oral health 7.

Following these guidelines and consulting with dental care professionals can greatly contribute to your oral hygiene and overall health.