THE ORAL CAVITY IS THE GATEWAY TO THE BODY
The oral cavity has long been recognized as
the gateway to the rest of
considered an important
our defense system.
a sustained dysbiosis
microbiome manifesting in destruction of
the periodontium including recession of
both the bone and the gingival
surface and is one of
primary goals is
sustaining both oral
HOW CAN WE MAINTAIN GOOD PERIODONTAL HEALTH AND AMELIORATE DENTAL HYPERSESNTIVITY?
Good oral hygiene has been shown to alter a dysbiotic oral microbiome, thus restoring a state of symbiosis and, at the same time, controlling the multiplication and potential spread of keystone pathogens such as P. gingivalis, to the gut. The damage caused by periodontitis, however, is irreversible and patients require assistance with controlling tooth senstivity. Products like Crest's new Gum & Senstivity toothpaste, not only help sustain gum health by helping reduce plaque and reverse gingivitis with their Stannous Flouride composition, but with the InstaShieldTM formula*, can quickly treat and help prevent root sensitivity.4
Our responsibility as oral health professionals is to educate patients on how their oral health affects their overall health and counsel them to take an active role in preventing gum disease and sensitivity.
Dr. Salme Lavigne (White Rock,
NIH Human Microbiome Project.
the microbiome of
a review. J
2005 May 15;6( 2):1077.
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