Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for overall health. Poor oral health can lead to several health problems, including:
Heart disease: There is a link between poor oral health and heart disease. The bacteria that cause gum disease can enter the bloodstream and lead to inflammation and the formation of clots, which can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Diabetes: People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing gum disease. Poor oral health can also make it more challenging to manage blood sugar levels.
Gum disease: Poor oral hygiene can lead to the buildup of plaque and bacteria on the teeth, which becomes gum disease, which can result in bleeding gums, tooth loss, and even heart disease.
Brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly are essential.
Please call us at Santaquin Dentistry if you are concerned about your oral health. We will help.
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