How a Healthy Mouth Helps Fight Colds and Flu
Turmeric, green tea, vitamin C, vitamin D, glutathione, zinc, fulvic acid (among others) are all great ways to boost your immune system, which is essential during cold and flu season. But, did you know that another way to boost your immune system is to make sure you have a healthy mouth?
Here’s why - your immune system only has a limited number of resources (immune cells in the form of antibodies, white blood cells) that can be used to fight infections in the body. If you are fighting infections in your mouth (an overgrowth of bad bacteria, causing decay and inflammation, eg. cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease) it is engaging your immune system on a regular basis. This means there may be fewer immune cells to fight off cold and flu viruses and you may be more prone to getting sick.
To keep your mouth healthy, and your immune system ready to fight, it is important that your oral care products do the following :
Tip: if you get sick and have a white coated tongue, use our tongue cleaner in the morning and night. This is very helpful especially if you have a sore throat - follow up with a salt gargle.
If you follow our 5 step Oral Care Routine, and Guide to Holistic Oral Health, using our 100% Natural Oral Care, your teeth and gums will stay strong and healthy, and so will your immune system!
Here’s to your health!