Oral care is crucial in preventing gum disease. Periodontal or gum disease can range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth according to the NIDCR.
Oral infections, gingivitis and gum disease can cause serious problems if left untreated.
According to Dr. David Kilpatrick, Oral Surgeon at Florida Dental Implants, the bacteria that can cause that can also get into the blood stream and go to the heart, and we know that the inflammation from the by products of those bacteria can actually constrict the blood vessels. Watch the entire video.
Develop excellent oral hygiene by following these helpful oral care tips: learn proper cleaning techniques from a dental hygienist and/or dentist, get your teeth cleaned twice a year, brush your teeth in the morning and at bedtime, floss daily, brush your tongue and limit the amount of sweets consumed.
Don’t wait another day, schedule your dental appointment this week. Take care of your whole body from head-to-toe, schedule your annual physical exam.
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