Good Oral Hygiene

The term “healthy mouth, healthy you” is true – & it’s backed up by growing scientific evidence…
A healthy mouth and healthy body really do go together. Good oral hygiene and oral health has been proven to improve not just your oral health but your overall health level, helping to reduce the risk of serious disease and perhaps even preserving your memory in your golden years.

Boost Your Self-esteem and Confidence
Decayed teeth and gum disease are often associated not only with an unsightly mouth conditions but very bad breath — so bad it can affect your confidence, self-image, and self-esteem. With a healthy mouth that’s free of gum disease and cavities, your quality of life is also bound to be better — you will smile and laugh more, you can eat properly, sleep better, and concentrate with no aching teeth or mouth infections to distract you.

Lower Risk of Heart Disease
Chronic inflammation from gum disease has been associated with the development of cardiovascular problems such as heart disease, blockages of blood vessels, and strokes. Experts stop short of saying there is a cause-and-effect between gum disease and these other serious health problems, but the link has shown up in numerous studies. The findings of these studies may suggest that maintaining oral health can help protect overall health.

Preserve Your Memory
Adults with gingivitis (swollen, bleeding gums) performed worse on tests of memory and other cognitive skills than did those with healthier gums and mouths, according to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry. Those with gingivitis were more likely to perform poorly on two tests: delayed verbal recall and subtraction — both skills used in everyday life. Using an antibacterial mouthwash or toothpaste can help reduce bacteria in the mouth that can cause gingivitis.

It’s never too early or too late to start practising good oral health habits: Healthy habits learned in childhood, and relearned if necessary in adulthood, can pay off handsomely for your overall health.

So when you’re tempted to shrug off your daily good oral hygiene habits – brushing, flossing, and seeing your dentist regularly – just remember that you’re affecting more than just your oral health.

Healthy teeth = Health Mind & Body!

Experience the DaVinci’s Difference… for more information contact our international patient coordinator at clinic@davincisdentalcare.com or call us today at 305 280 2272

Keven Peoples