Keeping your teeth clean and healthy is not only good for your oral health and it's appearance, but it can also have benefits on your cardiovascular system. It has been confirmed by recent research that when you have a healthy mouth you also have a healthy heart, and people that have periodontal disease actually have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke. You might be wondering why your teeth is linked to your heart? Well, the relationship between your oral health and heart health is linked due to bacteria and he inflammation it causes. The inflammatory compounds from bacteria that periodontal disease have negative affects the heart and increases your overall cardiovascular risks. People that have gum disease are known to have even poorer heart health. When you choose to take your oral health seriously, you are bound to take care of your heart health as well. Here are some smart choices to consider everyday so you’re able to stay on top of your oral health as well as improve your cardiovascular risks:
Hydrate. Making sure you stay hydrated with water does not only help your whole body, it rids bacteria away from your gums and teeth which can attach there if not flushed out. If you also drink water especially after eating sugary foods, you can reduce your plaque buildup tremendously.
Eat Healthy, Fresh Foods. Keeping a strict diet of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain foods keep bacteria and plaque at bay and also naturally clean your teeth giving them the nutrients they need to stay healthy and strong.
Stay Brushing and Flossing. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day dramatically reduces harmful bacteria from forming and damaging your gums/teeth. Your doctor will monitor and make sure your oral health is at its best, and following these easy steps in time will save your life.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We feel that the purpose of our practice is to provide optimum dental care for each of our patients. It is our mission to deal with each person as if they were a member of our family and treat them as we would want to be treated ourselves.
We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.