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Do I need antibacterial dental products?

teeth, health, smile, dentistOur bodies have an amazing ability to keep us healthy naturally. Using antibacterial toothpastes and mouthwashes might interfere with those natural cycles. Some experts suggest it can lead to deficiencies in nitric oxide production – which can cause ill health.

Your tongue is especially sensitive to antibacterials, and mouthwash containing triclosan can kill the good bacteria on the tongue. This causes inflammation in every part of the body, and over time can increase risk of heart disease and other chronic diseases.

Key takeaways

– Make sure you eat a healthy diet and include green, leafy vegetables and beets, which contain nitric oxides.

– Brush your teeth not your tongue with antibacterial toothpastes

– Avoid antibacterial mouthwash

Visit your dentist regularly and talk to them if you are concerned about which products to use.

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