It’s the time of year that many people set health and wellness goals for the New Year. But did you know that your oral health also plays a key role in your body’s health?
As such, it should not be put on the backburner. Learn more below.
Oral health and your body’s health
It’s true that your oral health is a window to your body’s overall wellness. Your teeth, gums and mouth can directly impact your health—which is why it is vital to have exceptional oral health.
Your mouth can breed bacteria if not cared for the right way. And your mouth is an entryway to both your respiratory and digestive tracts. If your mouth contains harmful bacteria, it can be a cause of disease.
Twice daily toothbrushing and flossing can go a long way to staving off bacteria in your mouth. However, when your oral health routine is not up to par, you are at risk for gum disease, tooth decay or even worse infections that travel to other parts of the body.
In fact, research shows that bacteria in the mouth and inflammation from gum disease can play a role in other diseases, including diabetes.
Thus, it is key to take care of your mouth. This includes your bi-annual dental cleaning and exam. After all, prevention is the best treatment!
A healthy mouth starts at Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry!
When your dentist is your ally, you can be sure your dental health is up to par.
Birmingham Center for Cosmetic Dentistry is led by Dr. Mitchell Milan and his experienced team—and they are proud to utilize the best and most advanced techniques, tools and treatments.
Our goal is always your comfort and satisfaction and, of course, results. No matter if you are searching for a new family dentist or if you are interested in exploring cosmetic or restorative dental procedures, we can help your smile become its healthiest and most beautiful.
Contact us for your appointment today!