I guess this is kind of a sideline to the usual posts I see but I am well aware of the reported link between oral health and heart disease and am wondering if anyone here has focussed on their oral health to try and help improve their heart condition.
Smoking, drinking and brushing only once a day for decades has seen me lose more teeth than I would like and an extraction last week has been a turning point for me as far as getting serious about my teeth and gums.
I have terrible gums due to smoking and I have been researching any possible way to regenerate them and found an Ayurvedic technique called oil puling. Apparently it has become quite the rage in some circles - apparently I am not IN those circles as it's the first I have heard of it.
Many many positive reports about improving gum health, oral hygiene and in some cases regenerating gums has convinced me to start this practise which is basically 20 minutes oif swishing coconut or sesame around your mouth.
When I first read it, it sounded gross BUT the amount of positive feedback from so many sources has convinced me to give it a go.
I have started really spending time investigating complimentary medicine and supplements to get my AF under control.
Just wondering if other have found long term changes in their oral health routine may have improved their heart condition outcomes?