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The importance of oral health

The importance of oral health

Dental hygiene should be a priority in everyone’s life. Aside from using your mouth to talk and as key element in your respiratory system, this is the place through which all of your nutrients come into your body but it’s also a place for bacteria growth and microbial development if not properly sanitized every day.

However, brushing your teeth at least two times every day and avoiding excess sugar and carbs is not enough to keep a healthy dental condition. Flossing and regular visits to the dentist play a crucial role in your teeth condition, not just aesthetics. And further, the state of your oral health also has a massive impact on the rest of your body and the way it functions.

If you take good care of your teeth, your mouth will not only look and smell good. Your teeth will be strong and your chances of throat infections and digestive tract related issues will be greatly diminished.

Leading an unhealthy lifestyle on top of poor oral hygiene habits in combo with the wrong diet can take serious toll on your overall health. Besides, you will experience the very visible and unpleasant consequences, such as tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, mouth and throat infections and foul breath amongst many other conditions associated with poor dental health.

To prevent this from happening, the best you can do is starting from within, literally. Brush your teeth at least twice in a day using a fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. Pay regular visits to your trusted dentist and attend other issues like orthodontics and periodontics related conditions. Eat nutritious meals throughout the day and make smart and healthy choices when it comes to snacks, keeping carbs and sugar to a healthy minimum.

If you cannot brush after every meal, wash your mouth with a good mouthwash to prevent bacteria from growing in your mouth.

Check with your medical doctor for hormonal changes, viral and fungal infections or vitamin D deficiency that might also cause problems to your dental health so you can ensure tackling all problem fronts at once as early as possible.

If you’d like to learn more about children’s dentist related issues, contact Pediatric Dental Associates at (201) 652-7024 and ask about their Orthodontist Wyckoff services.

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