Excessive Snacking Can Lead to Gingivitis, Warn Eludril and Elgydium


Bournemouth, Dorset (PRWEB) July 23, 2013

People who eat too many snacks run the risk of gingivitis (gum disease), warn oral health experts from Eludril and Elgydium.

Eating little and often may satisfy hunger pangs but it can damage teeth and gums because the mouth has little chance to recover between meals.

Latest research from the British Dental Health Foundation shows that two out of three people tend to snack throughout the day rather than adhering to the traditional regime of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

This can result in a build-up of plaque acid, leading to the bacteria that cause gum disease, warn the manufacturers of Eludril mouthwash and Elgydium toothpaste.

?Continually eating sugary snacks and washing them down with fizzy drinks is a short cut to gum disease, which can then lead to more serious medical conditions,? said a spokesperson for Eludril and Elgydium.

?The mouth needs time to recover after each meal. It needs time for the acid levels to dissipate. That is why you should always wait until 30 minutes after a meal before brushing your teeth.?

The British Dental Health Foundation surveyed at least 2,000 people (*). Its poll showed that 67 per cent believed incorrectly that snacking on fresh and dried fruit through the day was beneficial.

There was also a misconception that cheese was bad for oral health ? despite the fact that it contains calcium which is good for the teeth.

Cheese may not great for the waistline with its fat content, but it releases a burst of calcium that helps to reduce the impact of fruit acids in the mouth.

It is not always possible to catch gum disease early because the bacteria will be multiplying before the symptoms of gingivitis become fully evident.

Early signs include inflammation but it is not until the gums become tender to the touch that people generally start to take notice.

By then the symptoms can include gum swelling. In particularly serious cases, the triangular areas between the teeth can become very swollen and painful.

Gums bleeding when brushing teeth can be another key indication that gingivitis is present and has most likely been there for some time.

It is important to heed the warning signs and take action before recession of the gums becomes an issue.

Dentists and other oral healthcare professionals recommend chlorhexidine as the leading treatment for gum disease.

Chlorhexidine is a key ingredient in Elgydium toothpaste (which can be used daily) and Eludril mouthwash (a short term treatment for when gingivitis is diagnosed).

For further details about Eludril and Elgydium, get in contact with Chloe Rogers at Ceuta Healthcare on +44 (0)844 243 6661.

(*) British Dental Health Foundation survey 18.06.13.

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Notes For Editors

Eludril and Elgydium are represented in the UK by:

Ceuta Healthcare Ltd

Hill House

41 Richmond Hill

Bournemouth

Dorset

BH2 6HS

Tel: +44 (0)844 243 6661

Eludril Mouthwash is an antibacterial and analgesic solution which can be used to manage a number of oral health problems.

Its main use is to treat and prevent dental plaque formation and gum disease (gingivitis, also known as periodontitis) by preventing the build-up of bacteria.

Eludril Mouthwash can also be used to maintain oral hygiene in situations where tooth brushing is difficult, for instance, following oral surgery or in physically or mentally handicapped patients.

Eludril can also be used as a disinfectant for the cleansing of removable dentures and in the management of common mouth ulcers and oral candidiasis infections (fungus infections).

Elgydium Anti-Plaque toothpaste is specially formulated for sensitive gums and helps to prevent dental plaque and tartar build-up, the major causes of tooth decay and gum disease.

Elgydium Whitening, Sensitive and Decay Protection are also available as part of the Elgydium range of toothpastes.







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Beware of Treats, Dental Chews, and Pill Pockets Containing Wheat!

Treatitis!!! 

Beware of wheat, barley, additives, calories , and the low nutritional content of biscuits, green dental chews, and allergenic pill pockets.

Caution: May cause or worsen medical problems!!

Even with my nutritional warnings, I still have dogs present with sore ears or anal glands, or an itchy butt or sides due to a allergenic wheat filled biscuit, treat, or chew. Remember, treats can be healthier choices like baby carrots, apples, baked sweet potato slices, cheese, deli meat, pieces of chicken, or chicken or turkey hot dogs. They don’t have to be allergenic, high carbohydrate treats

Pet owners can do such a good job feeding a hypoallergenic or limited ingredient diet for itchy skin,ear infections, anal gland problems, or diarrhea, then feed a wheat filled biscuit, chew, or treat that makes the allergies flare up!

 

 

Those pill pockets meant to hold allergy pills can in themselves cause ear and anal gland pain and itch!Make sure you have the hypoallergenic pill pocket or use chicken or turkey hot dogs like I do at work!)

Green dental chews may cause a less immediate gulp, but don’t really cause the gnawing and cleaning that teeth need to be clean!(raw meaty bones, raw chicken wings, rawhide, and  antlers may work better!)

Remember these ideas for treats!

I buy big bricks of cheddar and if a dog tolerates dairy products, a small piece may make a great nutritional supplement/ treat a couple times a week. (Remember, all dogs are individuals and some can eat dairy, but others may react to it.)

Pieces of chicken, hot dogs, or deli chicken, turkey, or ham.

Green beans, baby carrots, fruit.

If you want to feed a better diet, help with allergies or medical problems,  or home-cook your pet’s food visit:

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NEWFOUNDLAND – THE ARISTOCRAT AMONG DOGS.

The dogs which take their name from the island of Newfoundland appeal to all lovers of animals.There are now two established varieties, the black and the white and black. There are also bronze-coloured dogs, but they are rare. The black variety of the Newfoundland is essentially black in color; but this does not mean that there may be no other color, for most black Newfoundlands have some white marks. In fact, a white marking on the chest is said to be typical of the true breed. Any white on the head or body would place the dog in the other than black variety. The black color should preferably be of a dull jet appearance which approximates to brown. In the other than black class, there may be black and tan, bronze, and white and black. The latter predominates, and in this color, beauty of marking is very important. The head should be black with a white muzzle and blaze, and the body and legs should be white with large patches of black on the saddle and quarters, with possibly other small black spots on the body and legs.

Apart from color, the varieties should conform to the same standard. The head should be broad and massive, but in no sense heavy in appearance. The muzzle should be short, square, and clean cut, eyes rather wide apart, deep set, dark and small, not showing any haw; ears small, with close side carriage, covered with fine short hair (there should be no fringe to the ears), expression full of intelligence, dignity, and kindness.

The body should be long, square, and massive, loins strong and well filled; chest deep and broad; legs quite straight, somewhat short in proportion to the length of the body, and powerful, with round bone well covered with muscle; feet large, round, and close. The tail should be only long enough to reach just below the hocks, free from kink, and never curled over the back. The quality of the coat is very important; the coat should be very dense, with plenty of undercoat; the outer coat somewhat harsh and quite straight.

The appearance generally should indicate a dog of great strength, and very active for his build and size, moving freely with the body swung loosely between the legs, which gives a slight roll in gait. As regards size, the Newfoundland Club standard gives 140 lbs. to 120 lbs. weight for a dog, and 110 lbs. to 120 lbs. for a bitch, with an average height at the shoulder of 27 inches and 25 inches respectively; but it is doubtful whether dogs in proper condition do conform to both requirements. 

When rearing puppies give them soft food, such as well-boiled rice and milk, as soon as they will lap, and, shortly afterwards, scraped lean meat. Newfoundland puppies require plenty of meat to induce proper growth. The puppies should increase in weight at the rate of 3 lbs. a week, and this necessitates plenty of flesh, bone and muscle-forming food, plenty of meat, both raw and cooked. Milk is also good, but it requires to be strengthened with casein. The secret of growing full-sized dogs with plenty of bone and substance is to get a good start from birth, good feeding, warm, dry quarters, and freedom for the puppies to move about and exercise themselves as they wish. Forced exercise may make them go wrong on their legs. Medicine should not be required except for worms, and the puppies should be physicked for these soon after they are weaned, and again when three or four months old, or before that if they are not thriving. If free from worms, Newfoundland puppies will be found quite hardy, and, under proper conditions of food and quarters, they are easy to rear.


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I order about $ 300 worth of product a week ago Monday, on 12/15. Normally, a Monday order would be delivered to my house by Thursday or Friday, but with the holiday slowdown at UPS, it didn’t make it until Monday.

Naturally, I ran out of canned food, dry food, and treats! I try to always keep enough on hand but just didn’t this time.

I had bought some holistic food in the interim — there are a few that are affordable and that I trust. And they’re fine, the kitties eat them without digestive upsets for the most part. These are not my favorite foods, by the way. HealthyPetNet is the only food I am loyal to… I hope they stay in business forever because I absolutely do not know what we would do if we had to shift.

But let me tell you, when I brought in those two heavy cardboard boxes and turned my back to hang up my coat and put my laptop away, the kitties tore into the box with the dry food in it and had the corner chewed off by the time I got back to it!

That stuff must smell amazingly good!
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