The human body is a complex structure that is made up of many varying elements that are interconnected. The healthier each individual aspect of the body is, the healthier the whole body as a unit is as well. Good dental health has long been linked to improved health of the whole body, but a recent study also revealed some alarming results as well. Neglected gnashers can lead to a host of health problems but the latest figures from the last British Dental Health Foundation’s National Smile Month suggest around a quarter of adults haven’t visited the dentist in the past two years. A quarter don’t brush twice a day and 27 per cent only see the dentist if there’s a problem. This not only has implications for the health of our gums and jaw but links are also emerging between poor oral health and serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, strokes and pneumonia.”
The best way to prevent these type of issues from occurring is to keep your teeth as clean as possible. “Diet is key here, says Catherine Rutland, senior dental adviser at Denplan.“Every time you eat or drink something sugary, the bacteria in your mouth produces acids that attack your teeth,” she says.“Your saliva naturally neutralises that acid within an hour to protect enamel but your teeth can only withstand a few of these acid attacks a day before the enamel starts to get damaged.”
Make sure to not only brush, floss, rinse and clean your tongue but to schedule regular appointments with your Ottawa dentist to ensure your mouth stays healthy and clean.