Many people who take their physical health really seriously; eating a good diet, taking regular exercise and having the required check-ups with the doctor, can often overlook their oral health. Many people see their teeth as something separate to the rest of their body, and think that unless they cause them pain, they are not worth worrying about. But, there is more to oral health than a great smile.
Did you know that Oral Cancer is the 8th most common cancer in the world? Or that millions of days are lost from school and work per year due to oral related illness? And the health problems from ignoring your teeth and gums are not just isolated to gum disease, tooth cavity and tooth loss. They can have a serious knock on effect to other parts of the body. Bacteria in the mouth can be associated with stomach ulcers, dental infections can increase the risk of pneumonia, and gum disease is linked to cardiovascular disease,
Ways in which you can help your oral health, and subsequently your overall health include; cutting way down on sugar, eating a healthy balanced diet, limiting tobacco and alcohol consumption, maintaining good oral hygiene through brushing and flossing, and getting regular dental check-ups.
Through getting regular check-ups at the dentist, you will be able to monitor any issues in the mouth, and deal with them before they have an opportunity to worsen and impact on your overall general health.
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