Good oral health not only enables you to perform better overall but it is also important for communication, human relationships, and financial prosperity. Poor dental health has serious consequences, including painful, disabling, and costly health conditions. Gum disease is linked to a host of illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and even arthritis.
The University of North Carolina School of Dentistry found that people with gum disease were twice as likely as others to die from a heart attack and three times as likely to have a stroke. It is the most common inflammatory condition and is considered a silent disease. Ongoing inflammation in your mouth allows bacteria to enter the bloodstream, which can then lead to inflammation in other parts of your body, such as the heart.
To prevent these types of serious health issues, you must take care of your oral health. This means brushing and flossing daily, avoiding tobacco products, using a mouthwash that contains fluoride, staying away from large amounts of sugar and eating a well-balanced diet. Scheduling regular dental exams is a great way Martins Dental Partners can also help you keep your teeth and gums clean and get in front of any issues before they arise. If you take care of your oral health, you really take care of your whole body.
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