Did you know that the health of your teeth affects your overall health and wellbeing ?
Research has shown that gum disease is linked to health issues in other parts of the body. Regular brushing of your teeth not only prevents gum disease and tooth decay it can improve your overall health too.In fact gum disease has been show to increase your risk of other complications such as:
- Heart disease
What is gum disease?
It is an infection of tissues around the teeth primarily caused by bacteria generated by plaque build up. If left to get severe the intense gum inflamation “spills over” into the bloodstream and is believed to cause damage to blood vessels over a long period of time.
So what can you do?
Well the good news is that regular brushing of your teeth along with regular dental check-ups prevents gum disease and improves your general health.
Follow a routine of brushing with flouride tooth paste twice daily and cleaning between teeth with dental floss. Visit your dentist and hygienist regularly for check-ups and cleaning.