2019 - a New Year, Get a New Smile!
Dental Health and Your Body
Have you been thinking about improving your health in 2019, how about starting with your mouth? The list of diseases linked to poor oral health is extensive. From heart disease to osteoporosis, research has shown that an unhealthy mouth can lead to health problems throughout the body.
Guess what? There’s good news. There are some simple things you can do to improve your oral health in 2019. Start with daily brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and seeing your dentist every six months are basics for a healthy mouth and teeth. Replace your toothbrush at least every three-four months. Sooner if it's showing signs of wear.
Your Dentist Can Be Your Partner in Health!
Just as you should see your physician regularly, your dentist should be an important part of your health care team. Problems like cavities and gum disease can be treated with the help of a qualified dentist – and the sooner they are treated, the better. Even if you’ve lost teeth or have issues with misaligned teeth, these problems can be corrected to give you the healthy mouth you deserve. With a little extra effort and attention to your dental health, you can be on your way to a more beautiful smile, a healthier body, and an outstanding year!
Some Simple Things You Can Do to Prevent Cavities:
1. Keep Your Dental Appointments! As many as 23.7 percent of American adults have untreated cavities, according to data from the CDC. If it's been a while since your last dental appointment, it's time to schedule a visit.
2. Watch What You Eat! Don't forget about fresh fruits and veggies as healthy snack alternatives.
3. Take Supplemental Vitamin D. Vitamin D is important to help absorb calcium and phosphate from the food you eat.