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The Mouth-Body Connection

Your teeth are the gateway to your body. Taking good care of them translates to a healthy body. They go hand in hand, giving the phrase “Healthy Mouth, Healthy You” some weight.

It is never too early to teach children about teeth and gum care. Healthy habits learned as a child pay off as an adult. Never forget you are more than a teacher, you’re a role model. So remember these important sets to help boost your children’s overall health.

Boost self-esteem

Okay this one may not be related directly to your health, however if you have decaying teeth you will most likely have low self-esteem and low confidence. If our words are the first thing people hear in a first impression, then our smile is the first visual cue they notice.

Lowered risk of heart problems and heart disease

Did you know that cardiovascular problems such as heart disease is associated with chronic inflammation from gun disease? This link has shown up in many studies surrounding heart problems. Many doctors will now agree that a healthy mouth is key to a healthy heart. It almost echo’s your mother saying junk food in, junk out, or an apple a day.

Reduce your risk of Infection

If we eat healthy foods our body will be healthy. This is a very simple thought. So it no surprise that there is some research suggesting a link between poor oral health issues such as gum disease may lead to autoimmune disease. There is also s notable connection between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis in that the way they decay connective tissues are very similar.

What does all of this mean? Well having a healthy diet, seeing your dentist regularly and good consistent oral hygiene help reduce tooth decay and gum disease, but they also may lead to healthier you. Healthy body, healthy mind.

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