In health literature the critical value of gum health in preventing heart disease and alzheimers is being found again and again. Here is a practical article on the subject.
SOME PEOPLE are fanatic about jogging, others about swimming or yoga. Although similarly in the service of physical fitness and peace of mind, my fanaticism is of a different sort. Armed with baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, strong salt water, an electric toothbrush, a Water Pik, a plastic toothpick holder and the round toothpicks to go with it, I have become a ritual slave to oral hygiene.