Good Oral Health Means a Healthy Body
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Oral Health is Important
According to research, which has been going on for years, there is a link between poor oral health and overall health.
What the experts are discovering is that inflammation is the root of most problems, especially when it comes to oral health and overall health.
Your mouth has thousands of bacteria protecting you from the harmful stuff, but, and this is a big but, if you ignore your oral health the bad bacteria will overtake the good bacteria leaving you with plaque and tartar.
Oral Health and Plaque
Your Seattle dentist explains that plaque is the sticky film that you wake up with on your teeth. It’s also the film that stays behind if you aren’t diligent with oral hygiene.
In other words brushing and flossing along with rinsing your mouth with water throughout the day will keep your teeth and gums free from plaque. With that being said sometimes it is impossible to remove and becomes a substance known a tartar.
Tartar and Oral Health
Tartar, technically known as calculus is plaque that is left to harden in between your teeth and gums.
This is only removable by a dental hygienist or dentist in Seattle. If you let your teeth and gums get to this point there is a good chance you will develop periodontal disease if you do not see a dentist for an examination. Periodontal disease is incurable but controllable.
When you schedule twice yearly professional cleanings with Dental Specialties Northwest you are being proactive against plaque and tartar. That means less chance of tooth decay and gum disease.
As previously mentioned the connection between gum disease and other conditions cannot be ignored.
Your Seattle dentist explains that people with periodontitis are in the high risk category when it comes to heart disease. Some research also suggests a link between Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and stroke.
The best way to keep your body healthy is to keep your oral health in check. Brush twice, floss once each day and use an antibacterial mouth rinse. In addition see your dentist at least once a year and your dental hygienist in Seattle bi-annually. Your teeth and gums will thank you for it.
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