Joy Driscoll, RDH

I have practiced Dental Hygiene for 25 years and held various positions within my field of practice.  I'm passionate about healthy dental care=healthy body.  There are more and more studies coming out in journals linking oral health to overall health.  The number one cause of tooth loss is Periodontal Disease (gum disease; gum infection).  If you are bleeding from your mouth or have a bad taste, that can mean you have an infection in your soft tissue or bone, which causes chronic inflammation in your whole body.  I also discuss the essentials of vitamins and regular oral care. I will also discuss alternative oral health care products, oils and how they can help cleanse the gum tissue, the impact of "Dry Mouth" on oral health, and a natural rinse that can be used.