ORAL HEALTH HACKS!
How to stay on top of mouth health, holistically
Drink more green tea
Dr Lewis Ehrlich from Sydney Holistic Dental Centre says green tea is great for healthy gums and better breath because it’s rich in flavonoids, including catechins, which inhibit bacteria involved in gum disease.
Practise high-intensity interval training (HIIT)
We have mitochondria in our cells that act like batteries so cells can do their job effectively. One of the best ways to make new mitochondria is to do HIIT. Unhealthy mitochondria can bring on gingivitis and gum disease.
Try nasal breathing
Place your tongue on the roof of your mouth and breathe through your nose. Mouth breathing at night leaves you susceptible to snoring, sleep apnoea, respiratory infections, tonsillitis, tooth crowding and decay.
Eat nutrient-rich, natural foods
Look for foods high in vitamins A, D, E and K, vital for strong teeth, and jaw development. The foods you eat can affect the shape and size of your jaw, particularly when it’s developing.