The mouth is a window into the health of the body, according to the American Dental Association. Systemic diseases that affect the entire body may first be noticed in the mouth through legions, gum disease, or other oral problems.
Recent studies have indicated a connection between gum disease and health problems such as heart disease, cardiovascular diabetes, and stroke. And according to the Dental Wellness Institute, gum disease increases the risk of many diseases and is devastating to the immune system.
Good oral hygiene is the best way to reduce your chance of oral disease.
For good oral hygiene
- Brush your teeth twice a day, and floss once a day
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet and avoid snacking
- Visit Dr. Baker for regular dental checkups