Thursday, May 14, 2009

Discipline Makes Things Easier>>

We might imagine that, just because our bathroom is always clean from scrubbing and sanitizing. it’s the one room in the house where we are free of bacteria and germs – or at least, that there are fewer of them. Far from that being the case, experts warn about our oral hygiene, by keeping our toothbrush as farther away from the toilet as possible.

According to Fitness Magazine, a recent research by Gerba has shown that, even if we close the lid of the toilet as we flush, bacteria from it is sprayed all over, including on the toothbrush. It is highly recommended we kept it in a drawer or in the medicine cabinet, preferably with a protection cover as well.

Microorganisms are ejected when you flush the toilet and land all over the bathroom, even if you close the lid, according to research by Gerba. They also say you should never flush the toilet when having a release(number 2), because of the same sentiment. Keep your toothbrush as far away from the toilet as possible, or put it in the medicine cabinet, he says. If someone in the house is ill and using the same bathroom as you are, there germs could be spread this way.

On another note, microorganisms from the toilet on the toothbrush might not be hazardous to our health, not brushing properly or at least three times a day can affect our body in ways we probably never thought of before, as a recent study has shown. According to the research, brushing promotes gum health, while also decreasing the risks of having a heart attack. This is possible because people who suffered a heart attack were found to have more bacteria in their mouth than those who did not, where from the conclusion that brushing can eliminate them. Interesting right?

The message here is that even though some specific periodontal pathogens have been found to be associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease, the total bacterial pathogenic burden is more important than the type of bacteria. In other words, the total number of ‘bugs’ is more important than one single organism. Although the research was not able to explain in detail how brushing could prevent a heart attack, it did show that oral hygiene was closely linked to overall health. Wellness and Guidance>>>>

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