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Biofilm – The Microbial Zoo in Your Mouth

By December 26, 2017Uncategorized

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Biofilm and The Microbial Zoo in your Mouth

There is a microbial zoo having a party in your mouth. These microbes are constantly being fed by the carbohydrates and tissue proteins that reside in your mouth. Poor oral maintenance explodes the number of microbes at the party. It’s like having a sign outside your house offering “free beer”. This zoo full of microbes is sophisticated. Using chemical mediators, hormones, and prostaglandins, the microbes “talk” to each other. They share genes with each other and us. They mutate and generally wreak havoc. They fight feed, form gangs, and prey on other organisms and our bodies. It’s the party that is out of control.

There are two reasons you need to crash this party

Number one – teeth and gums:

Teeth and gums are prone to biofilm infections causing caries, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Fifty percent of the population over 35 and 70% over 65 has periodontal disease. Symptoms of this infectious disease are sore, bleeding and inflamed gums, loose teeth and bad breath. The microbial zoo in your mouth is so resilient that after vigorous teeth cleaning by a dentist, it takes only about 10 days and you have all the bacteria back, well organized, and ready to start creating disease again. After home brushing and flossing, it only takes about three hours for the party to start again.

Number two – infection and diseases in your body

We are the life supply of nutrients to the organisms that live in our mouths and we ingest them. These unwanted party-goers are involved in chemical warfare. They are parasites mostly to each other, and stressful to you. These microorganisms “modulate” or turn on and turn off genes. They have the power to a) modulate their own genes, b) the genes across species of the organisms they live with and c) the genes in you (i.e.: genes that resist antibiotics and genes that are responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions in our body and even cancer genes.) These microorganisms embed themselves and burrow into our tissue where our body recognizes them as infectious – indeed they are. They travel in our blood vessels contributing to strokes, heart attacks, diabetes and other systemic diseases.

Over 80% Of Infections in the mouth are Due to BioFilm

A regular toothbrush breaks down after each us and harbors bacteria. The Dental Air Force is a complete dental cleaning solution available in the home. Dental Air Force eliminates hard-to-remove plaque and kills bacteria which causes periodontal disease.
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The US National Institutes of Health has estimated that approximately 80% of problem infections are attributable to biofilms. The most devastating infections that threaten the world today don’t come on quickly; they slowly fester, often until it’s too late to address the health consequences. Microbial sores threaten the elderly, wheelchair-bound, diabetics and more and more are persistent infections that commonly take hold around catheters, stents, synthetic heart valves, prosthetic implants, and teeth.

Procrastination with dental care gives the microbial zoo plenty of time to fester and party in your mouth, leading to the inevitable; an impaired immune system, liver, heart, and lung diseases, and of course, tooth decay and eventually tooth loss. Losing teeth may be the least problem infection can cause. The other side effects can eventually lead to loss of life. So crash the party and kick out the microbial zoo in your mouth with three-month professional cleanings and twice daily home dental care.

Once you’ve used Dental Air Force, you’ll know you’ve found the best way to keep your teeth clean and white between visits to the dentist. Here’s what some of our clients have had to say about their experience with the total cleaning power of Dental Air Force.

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