Bad Bacteria in the Mouth
The mouth provides a hospitable environment for many microorganisms. It is warm, nutrient-rich, continuously bathed with saliva, and has a pH of between 6.75 and 7.25. Hence the oral cavity is home to a rich microbiota, most of which are beneficial organisms and live in harmony with each other and the host.
The presence of microbes is in fact essential for maintaining the normal physiology of the oral cavity. While this symbiosis is usually stable and mutually beneficial, if some external force changes the balance, the result can be gingivitis, dental caries, or periodontal disease.
Not all bacteria in the mouth are harmful; there are more than 100 species of bacteria, along with hundred species of fungi, protozoa and viruses that can cause mouth related diseases.
Additionally there are more than 500 other living, breathing microorganisms inhabiting in our mouths, out of which only 50 have been identified and named.
The most harmful mouth bacteria inhabiting in our mouth is streptococcus mutant strain, which is a cavity causing bacteria. It was initially thought to be a harmless bacterium, but later it was found to be harmful for the mouth.
The source of this bacterium is sugar; it thrives upon refined sugar and as a part of its digestive process that converts sugar into acid.
In this article, Aaron Weinberg, DMD, PhD, agrees that trying to sterilize the mouth may lead the way for exogenous, deleterious organisms to colonize it instead.
Although it is one of the most common ailments on the planet, dental caries, more commonly known as cavities, remains a poorly understood disease. Caries are caused by a complex interplay of factors, especially patient diet and the presence of the bacteriaStreptococcus mutans on the teeth. In spite of the fact that poor dental health has been linked to multiple full-body conditions and diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis and Heart Disease, and that eighty percent of all American adolescents will be diagnosed with caries, there are still few successful natural treatments you can try.
Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) is a dental pathogen that is considered to be the leading cause of tooth decay worldwide, according to Thea Horaud’s “Streptococci and the Host.” It attaches itself to the surface of teeth and metabolizes energy sources, including sugar, to form aggressive acids. These acids break down teeth enamel and bring on a host of oral diseases. There are seven species of the S.mutans group: Streptococcus mutans, Streptococcus cricetus, Streptococcus rattus, Streptococcus ferus, Streptococcus sobrinus, Streptococcus macacae and Streptococcus downei.
Your diet affects the amount of bacteria in your mouth. Avoid foods with high amounts of added sugar. Sugar is broken down by the bacteria in your mouth into acids. The acids have the ability to damage the enamel of your teeth and promote cavities. Foods to avoid include soda, fruit juice, caramels and candy. Drink plenty of water between meals instead of soda to rinse out any leftover food debris and remove bacteria.
It is important to not add further toxicity to your system so try to adhere to the following:
- Do not consume any artificial sweeteners, such as Splenda, NutraSweet or Aspartame
- Do not consume high fructose corn syrup or mono-sodium glutamate.
- Do not drink any carbonated beverages.
- Avoid all fast food restaurants.
- Avoid all canned food.
- Eliminate conventional dairy products. The best dairy products are raw, unpasteurised and homogenised dairy from grass fed cows. If this is unavailable, then buy organic dairy.
- Avoid conventional beef. The best beef is organic grass fed beef. The second best is organic meat; this includes beef, veal, lamb, chicken and turkey. Check out www.grasslandbeef.com.
Not only do probiotics have various health benefits for your immune system and entire body, but they can also stop bad breath (halitosis). Extensive research has been done to look into the role of various probiotic strains; so far, positive results have been found.
- Take Vitamin D3 50,000-100,000 International Units a day for periods of 4 weeks at a time.
- Wholefood supplements are the best way of ensuring your nutritional needs are met. The best we know on the market is Kevin Trudeau’s “KT Daily” product. You can find more details here.
- Take an Omega 3 supplement:
Prescription and non-prescription medication:
What non-prescription and prescription drugs are you taking? Your non-prescription and prescription are partially the reason that you have this illness or disease – you need to get off these medications but do so only under the guidance of a licensed health care practitioner.
We know that when the body is out of balance, energy doesn’t flow, leading blockages and eventually disease. Here are some things you can do to combat stress and restore balance:
- Go to a Dr Morter BEST (Bio-Energetic Synchronisation Technique) Practitioner.
- Sign up for Energetic Re-Balancing: 2 practitioners to consider are:
Stephen Lewis, founder of the Aim Program. Find out more by clicking here.
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- Consider using Mary Millers Iching System Products – ichingsystemsinstruments.com
- Reiki healing is very powerful in releasing stress and emotional baggage. Find a local practitioner here.
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) has had remarkable results in dissolving stress. Find a local practitioner here or go towww.thetappingsolution.com or www.tftrx.com
- Try Hypnotherapy to relax the mind. Find a local practitioner here.
Traditional Chinese Medicine – Ancient Healing www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/traditional_chinese_ancient_healing.php
The best way to cleansing and purification of the body www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/54_the_best_way_to_cleansing_and_purification_of_the_body_110512.php
Mother Nature’s Natural Germ Fighters naturalhealthdossier.com/2012/03/mother-natures-natural-germ-fighters
Immune health NC_Newsletter_07-11.pdf
Squeaky Clean (Colonic Irrigation) http://www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/squeaky_clean.php
Heal Your Body and Raise Your Consciousness – Qigong NC_Newsletter_12-08.pdf
Health Care that Won’t Cost You a Single Penny – EFT NC_Newsletter_12-06.pdf
Become Master of Your Mind – taking charge of your reaction to stress NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Jump for Joy – Rebounding is a great stress busting workout NC_Newsletter_12-10.pdf
Hypnotherapy for stress management – why it is so effective www.naturalcures.com/healthblog/hypnotherapy_for_stress.php
Natural remedy for tooth decay www.homeveda.com/oral-health/natural-ayurvedic-home-remedies-for-tooth-decay.html
Further Information (links and books)
Natural remedies to kill bacteria in the mouth www.livestrong.com/article/530787-natural-remedies-to-kill-bacteria-in-the-mouth
Top 10 herbs for mouth care herbs.ygoy.com/top-10-herbs-for-mouth-care
Natural home remedies for treating and healing tooth and gum abscesses www.healingteethnaturally.com/home-remedies-for-curing-dental-abscess.html
Essential oils control oral bacteria aromatherapy4u.wordpress.com/2008/08/27/helichrysum-essential-oil-controls-oral-bacteria
Kill mouth bacteria with prune extractfacdent.hku.hk/docs/2011/HKU%20Faculty%20of%20Dentistry%20fights%20mouth%20bacteria%20with%20prune%20extract.pdf
Which foods produce the most mouth bacteria? www.education.com/science-fair/article/mouth-bacteria
Prescription for Nutritional Healing, Fifth Edition: A Practical A-to-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs & Food … A-To-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies) by Phyllis Balch
Aromatherapy: A Complete Guide to the Healing Art by Kathi Keville and Mindi Green
Detox and revitalize by Susana L. Belen
The Secret Language of Your Body by Inna Segal
The Healing Herbs: The Ultimate Guide to the Curative Power of Nature’s Medicines by Michael Castleman and Prevention Magazine
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