Being healthy should be an important aspect to everyone’s life. The choices that are made every day can determine how your journey will be; the healthier the decisions made, the better off you’ll be. The best part about making healthier choices is that the after affects can be felt in different parts of your life. For example, the healthier you eat the easier it will be to regulate your weight and ward off certain illnesses and the more sleep you get the more alert and energetic you’ll be throughout the day.
Food first has to enter into your mouth before it can be processed and absorbed through the rest of the body, so it’s no wonder that mouth health is so closely linked to overall body health. “Long suspected of having a correlation with heart disease, gum disease, for instance, is now regarded as a risk factor in heart disease. It remains to be proven conclusively but American researchers say there are threads of evidence suggesting a link. People with diabetes are more prone to gum disease but there is also evidence that it works the other way. A study conducted in 2006 showed that diabetic individuals with periodontal disease had worse long-term control of blood sugar. Poor oral health is also common in patients with chronic kidney disease and may contribute to increased health complications and death rates because of inflammation, infection and complications from hardening of the arteries.”
To ensure that your oral health is exactly where it should be it’s important to maintain it by regularly brushing, flossing, rinsing and visiting your Ottawa dental professional on a regular basis.