Here at Douglas R. Roth, DDS, we understand the mouth-and-body connection.
Oral hygiene is an important part of a healthy you. We encourage you to take proper care of your mouth to ensure that your entire body is well taken care of.
Although taking care of your mouth gives you a beautiful smile, it also does a lot of good for your overall health. Having good oral hygiene reduces the risk of many serious diseases and even preserves your memory later in life.
The term “healthy mouth, healthy you” really is true! There is a lot of science to back up this theory and that is why it is so crucial to take proper care of your mouth. Healthy daily habits start as a child and continue into adulthood.
Flossing may be hard to remember for many, but think of the benefits it has. If you get into a routine of flossing every single day, it will help improve not only your experience at the next dental appointment you have but also the health of the rest of your body.
It is a fact that about 35% of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. On top of that, 50% have a mild or extreme version of gingivitis. Although this is the mildest form of periodontal disease, it is still very important to have it taken care of so that it does not harm the rest of your body.
If you have any questions regarding the mouth-body connection or how you can have better oral health, contact us today at (408) 978-2060.