Health Risks of Poor Oral Health


Poor Oral Health contributes to bad breath, heart disease, dementia, pneumonia, erectile dysfunction, kidney disease and head and neck cancers. It does so by being a chronic source of bacterial infection and systemic inflammation. One of the easiest and very best ways to improve and maintain your oral health and overall health in general is to visit Gillum Dentistry in Greenwood, Indiana regularly, brush twice a day, and floss daily.

Dental Cleanings


Oil pulling with coconut oil is another strategy that can help improve both your oral health as well as general health by deep-cleaning your mouth and drawing out toxins. How is it done? Simply rinse your mouth with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, much like you would using a mouthwash. Work the oil around your mouth by pushing, pulling, and drawing it through your teeth for about 5-10 minutes.When done, spit out the oil (do NOT swallow it) and rinse your mouth with water. You may want to avoid spitting in the sink to avoid stopping it up. If you do, flush it down the drain with lots of hot water.

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