4 important reasons why oral care matters
The state of your oral health has an adverse affect on your entire health and wellbeing.
Good oral health is essential to maintaining not only your oral health but the overall health of your body.
At Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns, we are strong advocates about educating our patients on the multiple benefits of good oral health. As such, we have compiled a list of the top 5 benefits of good oral health.
1# the relationship between your mouth and body
Like many areas of the body, your mouth produces a normal and safe amount of bacteria. However, poor oral health can lead to serious oral and overall health conditions. In terms of oral health, without proper brushing and flossing and regular professional cleans and examinations, you are leaving your mouth susceptible to tooth loss and gum disease such as periodontitis.
2# Poor oral health increases your risk of heart disease and diabetes
Studies have found that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontitis often play a role in other inflammatory-related diseases such as diabetes and heart disease. The relationship between these cardiovascular problems has been confirmed in numerous studies, which suggests that maintaining oral health can help protect overall health.
3# Poor oral health affects your confidence and social interactions
Your smile is often the first feature people notice about you. Patients with missing teeth or teeth discolouration often avoid social situations and smiling due to low self-esteem, not to mention the bad breath that accompanies bad oral hygiene. This can have an adverse effect on your emotional state and your relationships, professionally, social and romantically. A healthy mouth that’s free of gum disease and cavities, can dramatically improve your quality of life allow you to eat properly, sleep better, and concentrate with no aching teeth or mouth infections to distract you
4# Good oral health preserves your memory
According to a report in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, adults with gingivitis performed worse on memory tests and other cognitive skills than those with those with healthier teeth and gums. For example, patients with gingivitis performed poorly on delayed verbal recall, which is an essential skill needed in everyday life.
Maintain your oral hygiene with the help of Bruce Stevens Dental
Clearly, good oral health has many benefits: it improves your cognitive ability, your social life, your oral and overall health and well being. Brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day and visiting us for your regular clean and examination can ensure you are on the right path to total health.
At your check-up here at Bruce Stevens Dental in Cairns, we will undertake an examination of your teeth and take digital x-rays to get a clear perspective on any issues. As the results come on screen we will show you any issues. From there we can begin our treatment, which could be a filling. Simple fillings are completed using safe, attractive and durable composite resin material that produces natural looking results.
Our General dentistry services are tailored to help you achieve optimal oral teeth, and retain your natural teeth for life.