We’ve all heard about the connection our oral health has to our overall health. Now it is more important than ever before. The link between gum disease, cancer or heart issues is your teeth! Studies have now confirmed build-up of plaque can lead to more serious illness such as heart disease and some cancers! Taking care of your teeth should be a top priority in your overall health as the effects of poor dental hygiene can be severe. Here are some tips to ensure your teeth are in tip-top shape!
1. Prevention is key- Regular dental visits, a healthy diet low in sugars, alcohol, and caffeine, along with regular brushing and flossing are sure to keep you healthy!
2. Take action if you see a problem- If you’re noticing red gums, soreness, or bleeding when you brush and floss, see your dentist immediately. These are some of the initial signs of gum disease.
3. Be consistent and smart- Don’t skip brushing or flossing! Carry a travel toothbrush, sugarless gum or floss wherever you go for quick clean-ups!