If you think oral hygiene doesn’t affect your body health, you’re not correct. I get checked regularly for this simple fact. I love my dentist and look forward to our visits. Yeah and apparently I’m stressed, because I grind my teeth a lot. Luckily for me, my dentist made me a customized mouth guard to wear when I sleep at night.
Mouth health and body health are linked.
Positive and Negative effects. Some positives being fresh breath, reduced likelihood of cavities and increased level of confidence!
But you know this already, right?
Some negatives: Gum disease has been associated with diabetes and pregnancy. Ok well we’ll not pregnancy itself, technically the fetus!
Did you know? Poor gum health can result in elevated blood sugars, not ideal for diabetes patients. On the flip side, you can help control diabetes with good oral practices.
How does gum disease affect the fetus? It is associated with preterm birth, low birth weight and infant caries (passing it onto your infant).
This is not a scare tactic it’s an attempt to lower the worlds procrastination rate! 🌎
Poor oral health has many more negative effects! Research it for yourself, but resort to reading studies rather than random information posted by a fitness coach with no dental background.🤷🏽♂️
Go to your dentist regularly!
If you cannot afford to, check out your local health department or local universities with a dental program. They may offer more affordable options. I know my alma mater does! Go ODU! That’s Old Dominion University if you’re not familiar.