Colostrum and Dental Health
About dental health
The mouth is the main route of entry for foreign organisms and the reason why orally transmitted diseases are so widespread. Good oral health is very important because it can help to stop bacteria and viruses from entering the body causing disease, disorder and injury.
Importance of oral hygiene
It is very important to keep gums, bones and ligaments healthy and free of bacterial infections. Bacteria can cause bacterial plaque, which accumulates in the small gaps between the gums and the teeth causing inflammation of the gums around the teeth. Over a period of time, the small gaps can change into deep pockets, and the teeth become loose. If the inflammation of the gums progresses it can invade the gums and allow tiny amount of bacteria to toxins enter the bloodstream. The inflammation worsens with risk factors such as stress, poor nutrition and a compromised immune system.
Problems and symptoms
There are many symptoms, which indicate the inflammation of gums such as swollen gums, mouth sores, bright-red or purple gums, shiny gums, bleeding gums, itchy gums and receding gum line.
How colostrum can help to keep your mouth and gums healthy
Powdered colostrum can help to keep the mouth healthy. Colostrum's growth factors and immune components work together to benefit oral health. They strengthen the lining of the gums, rejuvenating their vitality. People,who are taking care of their dental health with colostrum, are taking care of their general health. Human saliva contains lysozyme, lactoferrin, which are known to have a wide antimicrobial activity against a number of bacterial, viral and fungal pathogens; bovine colostrum contains identical proteins known to be equally or even more effective.
Our holvita™ colostrum may help people suffering from dental problems.
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