Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Have you ever thought of this? Anything that wants to go inside your body HAS to go in through your mouth? This means that the mouth has to be healthy enough to process every bit of anything that comes in contact with the inside of your body in a healthy way, and if it’s not, well your mouth is taking all the beating!

Here are 3 tips to take care of your oral health so you don’t have consequences later!

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1. Clean tools

Let’s take a look at the tools you use to take care of your teeth…oh wait, it’s just a toothbrush so it must be easy, right?…well because it’s so easy, most people don’t even notice it until it’s already too dirty…

So clean your toothbursh, make sure it’s always in mint condition (mint, you get it?).

2. Brush enough times…3 times to be specific

It’s common sense, just make sure you keep your teeth clean. Imagine everytime you soak your teeth in soda when you drink it, YOU would be soaked too, you’d probably take a shower every time you drink or eat right?…We hope so! Remember, healthy mouth, healthy body. (yet another pun).

3. Be kind…to your teeth, that is.

It’s a busy world, but just because you love doing things fast doesn’t mean you have to brush fast. It’s better to brush right, than fast.

Remember, keep your body healthy by keeping your mouth healthy. According to US Health News, “Periodontal disease is the sixth most prevalent chronic condition in the world, affecting 743 million people,” Otomo-Corgel says. “In the United States [alone], [it] affects one in every two adults and 2.5 times more people than diabetes.”1 Periodontal disease is almost an epidemic, so let’s look out for ourselves!

Some things to look out for according to Westermeier Dental:

The way in which you care for your teeth and gums has a powerful impact on your overall physical health.  If you neglect your oral health you may be faced with health problems other than a toothache.

Poor oral health can lead to:

  1. Oral cancer
  2. Heart disease
  3. Bacterial pneumonia
  4. Stroke
  5. Diabetic complications

So take care of yourself in the small ways to help you in the big ways!

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References:
1- "Mind Your Mouth: How Oral Health Affects Overall Health" - http://health.usnews.com/health-news/health-wellness/articles/2014/12/22/mind-your-mouth-how-oral-health-affects-overall-health
 2- "Connection Between Oral Health And Physical Health" http://wmsmile.com/connection-oral-health-physical-health/