A Healthy Smile Equals Good Health
Do you take good care of your teeth? How about your gums? Do you know what good oral health care means?
Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and is not only a risk factor for diabetes, but it may make diabetes worse. Tteeth cleaning twice a year not only keeps the teeth white brights and healthy, but allows your dentist to monitor your gum health. Regular visits to the dentist combined with a good at-home oral hygiene regimen will keep your mouth healthy for years to come.
Common problems experienced by those with gingivitis or periodontal disease include bad breath, bleeding gums, and a coating on the tongue. Talk to your dentist if you experience any of these problems. If caught early, periodontal disease can be easily harnessed and corrected. For white coating on the tongue, scrapers are available in most pharmacies. But using a little toothpaste on your tongue, then carefully brushing, will get the job done.
Adding a flossing regimen is recommended at least once each day. With a little practice, flossing can take less than 2 minutes and the payoffs are huge. Without brushing and flossing daily, food particles can stay in your mouth. This, in turn, promotes bacterial growth between the teeth around the gums and on your tongue. This not only contributes to poor oral health, but also to bad breath.
Ffor couples, there is some research showing that oral bacteria is shared. So, helping each other remember to floss and brush and to keep dental appointments contributes to the health of both.
Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold it sometimes caused by receding gum tissue. When tissue pulls away from the teeth, the root of the tooth is exposed. If you experience sensitivity to hot and cold, ask your dentist for her advice.
Brushing morning and night and flossing at least once each day should contribute greatly to overall oral healthcare. him him himBesides, a great smile is welcome anywhere.
Posted on October 13, 2011, in Health, Heart Disease, Oral Health and tagged beautiful teeth, dental health, flossing, gingivitis, Heart Disease, Oral health, periodontal disease, smile. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.