Dental Hygiene and Your Overall Health

Dental Hygiene and Your Overall HealthIt may be odd to link oral health with one’s overall well-being, but the ties between the mouth and the rest of the body are startling.  What many will find even more worrisome is the fact that basic oral hygiene may not take care of all of these problems.  This is why everyone should maintain regular oral hygiene habits as well as making a regular trip to our dentist in Los Angeles.

The first thing to keep in mind is the fact that many of the blood vessels that move through the gums, tongue, and rest of the tissue within the mouth are closely connected to the brain and heart.  These organs are two of the most important in the body which makes the blood moving from the mouth a possible risk.  This includes an increased chance of heart disease, memory loss, and blood clots when an infection takes place in the mouth.

Those that have skimped on their regular hygiene and now have a form of gum disease will also be at an increased risk of respiratory infections, issues with blood sugar, and difficulties with pregnancies.

These few complications are just the beginning when it comes to those that neglect their oral health.  Luckily, there are two steps that can be taken to avoid many of these problems.  The first is to have a regular dental exam multiple times a year with our Los Angeles cosmetic dentist.  The second step is to maintain great daily oral hygiene habits include flossing, using mouthwash, and brushing multiple times a day.

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