Here’s another health benefit of flaxseed: Improved gum health

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common but preventable disease caused by a bacterial infection. This infection damages the soft tissue of the gums and, if not treated promptly, can cause teeth to fall out. Practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontitis, although there are several risk factors — such as smoking, … Continue reading Here’s another health benefit of flaxseed: Improved gum health

Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

There is a new pandemic sweeping the country and its cause is persistent mask wearing. “Mask mouth,” a play on meth mouth, is spreading like wildfire and dentists are warning that it could have serious consequences, including death. “Gum disease, or periodontal disease, will eventually lead to strokes and an increased risk of heart attacks,” warns Marc Sclafani, … Continue reading Coronavirus masks are killing people, dentists warn

Mask mouth causes gum disease, which increases coronavirus death risk by 900%

New research has determined that a person with gum disease who tests “positive” for the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) is nine times more likely to die than a “positive” case without gum disease. Published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the study determined that patients with gum disease showed blood markers of inflammation throughout the body, which could … Continue reading Mask mouth causes gum disease, which increases coronavirus death risk by 900%

Assessing the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed

Researchers in India evaluated the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed against known periodontal pathogens. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Herbal Medicine. Research suggests that the use of antibiotics is beneficial in the management of periodontitis.However, antibiotic resistance has now become a major global issue, and it is believed to … Continue reading Assessing the antimicrobial activity of flaxseed

Say goodbye to toothaches with these natural cures

You don’t often see homesteaders and survivalists hunched over in pain, but in the off-chance that you do, it may likely be due to a toothache. A toothache can be caused by tooth decay, tooth fracture, a damaged filling or bacterial infection inside a tooth. Some toothaches may also come from temporary gum irritation and will typically go away after … Continue reading Say goodbye to toothaches with these natural cures

Survival medicine: Prep dental kits before SHTF

Survival preps often include food and various supplies for your stockpile. But before you forget, you must also prepare a dental kit so you can address minor dental emergencies when you are unable to reach a dentist in a post-SHTF world. (h/t to DoomAndBloom.net) Maintain oral health to prevent dental emergencies when SHTF The best way to … Continue reading Survival medicine: Prep dental kits before SHTF

Stop halitosis in its tracks with these 8 natural remedies for bad breath

Bad breath, or halitosis, can be a pretty annoying condition to deal with. According to studies, an estimated 25 percent of the global population is affected by halitosis. Fortunately, home remedies exist that can take care of bad breath. Here are eight natural solutions to your oral health concern. (h/t to MedicalNewsToday.com) Green tea Green tea has deodorizing and disinfectant properties … Continue reading Stop halitosis in its tracks with these 8 natural remedies for bad breath

How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores Without Medicine

Source: How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores Without Medicine by Dr. Edward Group Canker sores seem to come out of nowhere! But the truth is, there's often a culprit. They can come on due to stress, when you haven’t gotten enough sleep, or if you ate acidic food. The question becomes: what do you do … Continue reading How To Get Rid Of Canker Sores Without Medicine

Turmeric Teeth Whitening: Does This Really Work?

Source: Turmeric Teeth Whitening: Does This Really Work? by Dr. Edward Group Are there healthy ways to whiten your teeth? You bet there are! For a more natural alternative to over-the-counter or dental teeth whitening, consider using turmeric!The vibrant orange-yellow hue of the spice turmeric can liven up curries and stews, but did you know it … Continue reading Turmeric Teeth Whitening: Does This Really Work?

The toothache tree: Native survival medicine for pain and other uses

The toothache tree goes by many names, such as prickly ash, tickle tongue, pepper bark, Hercules club, rabbit gum, and aceitillo. It can grow up to 18 feet tall, and its exterior is covered in distinctive spiky bumps that resemble tiny pyramids protruding from its bark. If you see this spiny shrub with its sharp and jagged edges … Continue reading The toothache tree: Native survival medicine for pain and other uses