Oral health is about so much more than just your mouth!
It’s obvious that taking proper care of your teeth and mouth can enhance your oral health, but did you know that it can also have an impact on your overall health as well? Your mouth is full of bacteria, and luckily, most of those bacteria are harmless. However, even though they may be harmless in your mouth, if you allow them to build up, it can lead to gingivitis and periodontitis (gum disease). Studies have found a connection between gum disease and a variety of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, complications with pregnancy, diabetes, osteoporosis and more.
Proper oral care can help you to stay healthy!
When you learn about how much of an impact poor oral care can have on your overall health, it can be scary, but you will glad to know that taking care of your oral health is a lot easier than you might think. To start, you will want to make sure that you brush with proper technique, floss every single day, eat a healthy diet and visit your dentist regularly. Regular visits is critical to maintaining good oral health because most dental disease is NOT painful. You might be surprised at how fast minor issues can turn into big dental problems f it is delayed. Delay in dental care can make your treatment options limited, unpredictable and more costly.
Oral health isn’t just about your mouth, it is about your entire body! If you have any questions or concerns about how to properly take care of your teeth and mouth please contact our dentist in Lawrence today. We are always happy to answer any of your questions or concerns!