The New Year is almost here; have you thought about your resolutions yet? Maybe you’ve thought about weight loss or forming healthy habits. Did you know that keeping your teeth and gums healthy can have positive effects on your overall wellness?
Research shows links between gum disease, tooth decay, and several major health issues.
For some health risks, the links seem causal: periodontal disease appears to have an effect that enhances the cause of heart and kidney disease as well as respiratory illnesses like pneumonia. For diseases like pancreatic, lung, and breast cancer, the association is strong, but research has not pinpointed the relationship.
Even conditions that seem to be completely unrelated to your oral health, like dementia, low testosterone, miscarriage and infertility are linked to poor oral hygiene!
Commit To Changing Your Dental Health For Good
Make an appointment for a cleaning and exam. Dentists, dental associations, and even dental insurance companies recommend that you get your teeth cleaned and examined twice a year, but many adults don’t seem to believe or take that suggestion.
A professional cleaning can give you a “clean slate” twice a year. Brush twice daily, when you get up in the morning, and before bed at night. Floss at night as well. Use a mouth rinse after brushing to get rid of bacteria…all of these steps can enhance your smile and boost your immune system.
These seem like simple resolutions to make, but according to many dentists, many adults aren’t caring for their teeth even in these very basic ways. Start your new year right and begin taking excellent care of your teeth and gums. Call Legacy Dental of Albuquerque and schedule your appointment for the new year!
Posted on Behalf of Legacy Dental