Can Oral Health Impact Your Overall Health?

Posted by PREMIER DENTAL GROUP HI on Mar 19 2020, 05:59 AM

If you take care of your teeth and gums, then you can have a beautiful smile that can help in boosting your success and self-confidence. You also need to know that poor oral health can lead to several issues related to health, such as chronic disease.

What is the link between oral health and chronic diseases?

Many people already know that poor oral health can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Some studies have proven that there is a correlation between poor oral health and chronic health problems that include:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Obesity and its associated risks
  • Oral cancer
  • Respiratory disease
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Stroke etc. 

That is why it is advised to go for a dental exam at least twice a year, as the dentist can help in diagnosing any linkage between your oral health and any of the above conditions.

At-home tips to take care of your oral health

Even though there cannot be any substitute for a professional dental exam, but these tips can help in improving your oral health:

  • Do not forget to brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste and brush at least two minutes every time
  • Floss at least once a day to lodge between your teeth and thus, prevent decay

Other Tips to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle 

  • Drink enough water, and it would be better if it contains fluoride.
  • Avoid consuming any sugary, starchy, and acidic foods or drinks as they can affect your health in many ways.
  • Do not smoke.
  • Reduce the consumption of alcohol 

Prevention is Most Important 

Life might be too busy to care for your oral health when you are meeting deadlines and appointments. But to live a healthy life, it is essential to follow at-home dental care routine and get dental exams at regular intervals.

Call us or schedule an appointment with us for a consultation at our office.

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