Why Oral Health is Important

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Oral health is the primary connection to your overall health. They are more than just mouth, teeth, and gum-related. The mouth is the direct entryway to your entire body; therefore, poor oral health will lead to disease development for the whole body. Early signs indicate poor oral health, such as toothaches, bleeding gums, and halitosis. Any bacteria in the mouth are easily corrupted into the bloodstream and can cause inflammation and infections to where the virus is spread. It is imperative to practice a new dental hygiene routine to avoid any severe risk to your overall health. Always schedule a routine check-up with your dentist as well. Here is the list of the top 10 health issues that can be caused by inadequate oral health:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Disease
  • Pregnancy Complication
  • Respiratory Infections
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

The most effective way to prevent serious health issues:

  • Practice good hygiene
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day
  • Floss your teeth at least twice a day
  • Use mouthwash for a fresher breath
  • Avoiding smoking or using any nicotine or tobacco product
  • Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and change it out every three months
  • Use toothpaste and mouthwash that contains fluoride
  • Limit yourself to sugary food or drinks
  • A healthy, well-balanced diet
  • Vitamin supplements to boost dental health
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