Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits help to keep the cavities away, keep your smile attractive, and promote your overall health.
In recent years oral health has been referred to as a window to your overall health. Research suggests that your oral health and the overall health of your body have a synergic relationship.
Research also suggests that good oral health may prevent certain diseases from occurring.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there is a relationship between gum (periodontal) disease and health complications such as stroke and heart disease. Such diseases include:
- Oral cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Kidney disease
- Cardiovascular disease
With regular exams, your dentist may be the first health care provider to diagnose a health problem in its early stages.
What you can do to improve your oral health
See a dentist regularly
- Schedule regular dental checkups
- Schedule regular cleanings
Practice good oral hygiene daily
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss daily
- Use mouthwash
- Eat a healthy diet
- Replace your toothbrush every three
- Avoid tobacco use
Make sure to contact your dentist as soon as an oral health problem arises. Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.
The oral health information on this website is intended only for educational purposes. Consult a licensed dentist or other qualified health care professional for any questions concerning your oral health.
Your dental health professionals include:
- Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons