Your Oral Health and Your Heart Are Connected More Than You Know
When we think about the health of our mouth, most of the time our heart health doesn’t pop into our mind. However, they are more connected than you realize.
Recent studies have shown that there is a direct connection between gum disease and heart disease. The medical community has found that the same bacteria that cause gum disease moves through the blood vessels and directly to the heart.
This discovery has moved dental health to the forefront of prevention and overall health and wellness.
So What Can You Do To Have Better Oral Health
The first line of defense is the at-home care of your teeth. That simply means that you need to be brushing for at least 2 minutes twice per day. We know that most people don’t like to floss, but if you want to go the extra mile in prevention, then flossing is a must.
Using a good toothbrush, floss, and mouth rinse can help you prevent not only the bacteria build-up but also keep your teeth from experiencing decay.
Your next line of defense is simply making sure you get an exam, x-rays, and a cleaning at least twice a year. We know that you hear that from all the dentists. The fact is that it is true and it can prevent you from spending big money down the road.
What do we mean? If you don’t take care of your teeth and you experience bone loss and then tooth loss, you will then have to have dentures, partials, or implants to fix the problem. Each one of these is more costly than coming in for a cleaning and exam twice per year.
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while, then contact one of our two offices. We have one in Middletown and one in Hamilton. Offer convenient hours to get you in when it is best for you.