You probably already know that taking care of your teeth and gums can give you a winning smile and boost your success and self-confidence, but did you know that poor oral health can contribute to a number of health-related issues such as chronic disease?
Most people are already aware that poor oral health can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, but studies also point to a correlation between poor oral health and the following chronic health problems:
If it’s been over a year since you’ve had a dental exam, it’s recommended that you make an appointment with a dentist near you who can help diagnose any linkage between your oral health and any one or more of the above conditions.
Although there is absolutely no substitute for a professional dental exam, following are some tips that you can incorporate – starting today – to improve your oral health. To maintain healthy teeth and gums for a lifetime, the ADA (American Dental Association) recommends:
We know that life can get busy. It can sometimes seem like a lot of work to take care of your oral health when you’re juggling deadlines and appointments. The simple truth to a healthy life is to be proactive in your at-home dental care and keeping your regularly scheduled dental exams.