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Stop Taking Oral Health for Granted

They say the eyes are the windows to one’s soul. Medically speaking, oral health is a window to a person’s overall health. This should motivate you to take oral hygiene more seriously, as neglecting it may lead to serious health problems.

The mouth is home to millions of bacteria, which are harmless in normal levels. The combination of good oral hygiene and the body’s immune system keeps the mouth’s bacteria level in check. Otherwise, the bacteria may increase to unhealthy levels and cause oral infections, like gum disease and tooth decay.

Conditions Related to Oral Health

There are researches linking poor oral health to some serious health conditions:

  1. Cardiovascular Disease — Research indicates that clogged heart arteries and heart disease might have a link to infections caused by bacteria in the mouth.
  2. Endocarditis — Excessive levels of oral bacteria due to poor oral hygiene maycause endocarditis, a condition where bacteria or germs spread through the bloodstream and attach to the inner lining of the heart causing inflammation.
  3. Diabetes — Diabetics are more susceptible to infection. Without proper oral hygiene, bacteria levels in the mouth may increase to unhealthy levels and cause gum disease.
  4. Alzheimer’s Disease — People who experience tooth loss before reaching the age of 35 maybe considered at risk for Alzheimer’s.

Protecting Your Mouth

There are many ways to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Brushing your teeth at least two times a day is one way to practice good oral hygiene. Our dental experts near Garden City explain that regular flossing keeps your gums healthy by preventing the accumulation of bacteria on areas that your toothbrush can’t reach.

Staying healthy is now more important than ever considering today’s lifestyle. If you want a longer life expectancy, you can start now by taking good care of your oral health.

Visit us today for a consultation.

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