Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Reduce Your Risk of Throat Cancer by MORE THAN One-Fifth, Study Says

Good oral hygiene is a necessary part of your daily hygiene that renders more benefits than just having a fresh breath and clean teeth. Research now shows that brushing your teeth twice a day also helps rid your mouth and throat of bacteria that cause throat cancer, the Daily Mail reports. Flossing, avoiding sugary foods and regular dental checkups are important, too.

Unfortunately, too many of us don’t take time for our teeth, even though we know the proper routine. Whether you’re just too busy to brush correctly or twice a day, or if you simply forget, we all make these mistakes at one time or another. Some other common mistakes include not brushing long enough, using the wrong technique, failing to replace your toothbrush regularly and using fluoride toothpaste.

Yes, you read that correctly: Brushing with toothpaste containing fluoride is NOT what’s best for your teeth. To avoid exposure to fluoride and other dangerous toothpaste toxins, I recommend you use toothpaste containing natural ingredients, such as coconut oil, baking soda and essential oils.

Another oral hygiene mistake you may not think of until it’s too late is allowing your dentist to put amalgam fillings in your teeth. Dental amalgam is actually 50 percent mercury, a poison that not only harms YOU, but the environment, as well.

Mercury is an incredibly potent neurotoxin; it doesn't take much to cause serious damage because it's an absolute poison. If you were to take the amount of mercury in a typical thermometer and put it in a small lake, that lake would be closed down due to environmental hazards. Yet, amounts much higher than that go in your mouth if you receive a "silver" amalgam dental filling. And, yes, there is a readily available alternative to mercury that dentists already have in their office, so if you’re told you need a filling, be sure to ask for it.

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