Last week, one of our bloggers submitted an article on our new product Activz Nano Silver and it struck one of my proverbial cords. Having spent the majority of my adult life working in dental science and being privy to some powerful research showing incredible things about the ability of this tiny particle to beat down the bacteria that cause periodontal disease and tooth decay by essentially interfering with its ability to form what is known as biofilm on your teeth. (Nano Silver inhibition of S. mutans biofilm.)
This is important for 2 reasons. First, more than half of the people in this country currently suffer from some form of periodontal disease the results of which are bad breath, cavities, and ultimately tooth loss…all stuff that you probably already knew, but here’s some stuff you probably did not.
Periodontitis is directly linked to the following diseases and next to those (according to the CDC) the number of people who died in 2011 as a result of having them:
- Heart Disease – 596,691
- Cancer – 576,691
- Respiratory Disease – 142,943
- Alzheimer’s Disease – 84,974
- Diabetes – 73,831 (according to the National Diabetes Association as of 2015, one in every 3 people in the United States will be pre-diabetic) Here’s a great article that explains these correlations better.
Here are some more numbers.
Those who have gum disease are:
- 49% more likely to develop kidney cancer
- 54% more likely to develop pancreatic cancer
- 30% more likely to develop leukemia or another blood related cancer
- Although it has been known for some time that people with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease…it is now thought that it goes the other way too. That’s right! Those little microbes that wreak havoc in your mouth could also be making you more susceptible to diabetes.
So, if you haven’t thought about it yet…perhaps you should. Given the safety of Nano Silver and it’s perceived ability to fight periodontal bugs…what have you got to lose by adding it to your oral health regimen?
Comments, questions, and concerns…as always, are greatly appreciated.