Oral Hygiene

A healthy mouth is equally as important as physical exercise.  It contributes to an individual’s overall health, well being, and appearance.  Oral pain, missing teeth, and infections affect speech, eating and social aspects of life.  This, in turn, will diminish quality of life.

Chronic infections, including those in the mouth, should be treated promptly.  It is often the case that tender gums or even bleeding are overlooked. 

Researchers have identified the association between oral disease and other health problems like:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Respiratory illness especially in older adults
  • Pre-term and low birth weight babies

The relationship is still under scrutiny but it is apparent that oral disease can aggravate other diseases.  So, keeping a healthy mouth is integral toward overall health.

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