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10 Mar

Overall health starts with oral health

The gateway – quite literally – to the stomach and the inside of the human body is the mouth. Which implies, dental and oral health are an essential part of our overall health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can be the start of many diseases the cause of which is diagnosed as dental problem or oral hygiene, only later into the years.
Poor oral hygiene leads to cavities, decay, and gum disease. These problems have also been linked to heart disease, cancer, and even diabetes. The thing about oral hygiene and dental care is – it’s a lifelong exercise and effort needs to go into maintaining healthy teeth and gums.
It’s essential to learn and practice good oral hygiene which include brushing, flossing, and reducing sugar intake. If dental care is not ensured early, it leads to expensive dental procedures and long-term health issues.
Let’s get you started with some basics on dental health and oral hygiene, the right way. This also means you’ll need to spend less on dental treatments later into the years.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day
Floss your teeth at least once a day, for sure, before going to bed
Reduce the consumption of sugar
Eat a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and fiber
Stay away from tobacco products
Drink fluoridated water

First signs of Dental Problems

Tooth decay and gum diseases are triggered by plaque a combination of bacteria and food. Plaque starts getting deposited on teeth in a few minutes after eating. And if teeth are not cleaned well, plaque deposits lead to tooth decay or gum disease. Non-removal of plaque turns into a hard deposit called tartar. Together, plaque and tartar cause inflammation of the gums. And bacteria and toxins cause infection, swelling, or tenderness.
If you sense any such issue with your teeth, reach out to your family dentists at Redlynch Village Dental Clinic. You may call us on (07) 4243 3533.
Remember, your overall health starts with oral health.

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