How Can Dental Health Help Transform Your Overall Health?

How Can Dental Health Help Transform Your Overall Health?

Posted by Silver Summit Dental on Aug 12 2020, 02:11 AM

Certain studies prove that there is a connection between oral health and overall health in both adults and children. This is mostly because of an association with gum disease and systemic diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, stroke, and respiratory disease; all of them can impact an individual's oral health. 

Proper oral health care can help in decreasing numerous harmful bacteria in the mouth. Besides regular dental checkups with the dentist, you would also need to brush twice a day and floss at least once to remove such bacteria. The bacteria in our mouth affect oral health and give rise to diseases such as pneumonia and cardiovascular disease. Such bacteria can even lead to gum disease that may cause delivery complications in pregnant women.

Some studies revealed that the risk of cardiovascular disease is quite high among patients who have gum disease. With good oral health care and the body's natural defense mechanism, these harmful bacteria and acids can be kept under control. But if you do not follow proper oral health care and pay regular visits to the dentist for checkups and exams, they can likely lead to dental infections. 

What is the result of good oral health care?

Following good oral health care routines at home with regular dental visits to your dental health care provider, you can easily prevent problems like tooth decay, tooth loss, or injuries from fractured teeth. Good oral health practices and regular dental visits deal directly with:

  • Your ability to interact with people
  • Your quality of life
  • The way your smile looks 
  • Your ability to pronounce words
  • Your ability to eat and chew food

What are the steps included in good oral health?

For good oral health, we advise following the below steps:

  • Quit smoking: Smoking doesn't allow the growth of healthy cells and can cause cancer. It decreases the blood flow and reduces the supply of nutrients to the gums. 
  • Brush and floss every day: Brush twice a day daily and floss at least once a day, to remove bacteria and food between your teeth. Otherwise, they can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. 
  • Use an Antibacterial Mouthwash: Using an antibacterial mouthwash after brushing and flossing helps kill bacteria in your teeth and gum line. 
  • Drink lots of Water: By keeping your mouth hydrated, you will be able to rinse away food debris and acid naturally.
  • Go for regular dental visits: Through effective professional deep dental cleaning, you can keep your teeth and mouth healthy.

Call us at (801) 542-0998 or schedule an online appointment with our best dentists for a consultation at our office in Herriman, UT.

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