The health of your teeth, gums and mouth are closely related to your overall health and can be an indication of a larger health issue. Regular dental checkups are important, not just for your smile’s sake, but for your overall health and hygiene.
Regularly having your dental and oral health checked by one of our dedicated dentists is important to get a measure of your ongoing health and hygiene.
There are many conditions which can be linked to your oral health, including:
Dental health is closely linked to overall health. Poor oral health can contribute to a range of health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory infections. This is because the mouth is a gateway to the body, and harmful bacteria in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body and cause infections. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight in pregnant women. Maintaining good dental hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly can help prevent dental problems and reduce the risk of related health issues.
Yes, your teeth can affect your health in several ways. Poor dental health can lead to various health problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Additionally, some research has suggested a link between oral health and systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Taking care of your teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene can help prevent dental problems and potentially reduce the risk of certain systemic conditions.
The best oral hygiene routine typically includes brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash. It is also recommended to limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and to visit to Bite Dental for regular check-ups and cleanings. Additionally, chewing sugarless gum and drinking plenty of water can help promote good oral health.
While the long list of associated health conditions which may be linked to dental, gum and oral health may seem scary, prevention is key and many issues can be avoided by looking after your oral and overall health and hygiene. Daily cleaning, flossing, mouth washing are important, as are regular check ups and professional cleans.
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