Some bacteria make us sick, but there are many friendly bacteria that are a vital to our health. These bacteria help give our bodies the nutrition it needs to maintain, repair and regenerate itself. Some bacteria break food into components we can digest while others are involved in aiding the absorption of nutrients. As a baby is born, he or she starts developing a specific selection of bacteria, and no two individuals have the same mix of microbes – not even identical twins. This bacterial composition determines many things about us, and it is the critical balance between good and bad that allows us to avoid disease and enjoy total health.
Wiping baby teeth with a solution of granular xylitol in water helps develop a healthy garden, or bacterial ecosystem, in a baby’s mouth. Xylitol does this by making unhealthy bacteria slippery and unable to grow on teeth, while nurturing healthy ones. Children who are exposed to xylitol have 80-90 percent less chance of cavities in their teeth. Adults with plaque can benefit from using xylitol especially when combined with the rinses of the Zellies Complete Mouth Care Program.
It’s a fascinating fact that microbes out number body cells 10 to 1 and that this complex network of microorganisms can even exert control over our bodies. 600 kinds of bacteria exist in the mouth, and their numbers total at least 10 billion. Surprisingly only two kinds of bacteria are known to infect dental plaque and form cavities. If you have gum disease your dentist will be concerned about 11 kinds of bacteria that are known to create problems in gum and Periodontal Pocketing. Remember that cleanings do not remove all bacteria and often cleanings can multiply them – so start using the Zellies Complete Mouth Care System today and enjoy improved oral health. It may be interesting to know “what’s in your mouth” and some cool salivary tests can give you this reading. Check out OralDNA.com for more information on this interesting (and helpful!) salivary test.
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