There’s research that suggests brushing and flossing can lead to a healthy body and a healthy mind.
It’s proven that by maintaining a daily dental hygiene routine, a person has the ability to fight off serious medical conditions. There are types of bacteria that cause gum disease that have the ability to travel throughout the body via the bloodstream. The chances of heart disease and stroke increase under these circumstances. Poor oral health may also lead to issues for pregnant women before labor and during labor, says Danbury CT preventive dentist Jay M. marks, DMD.
By maintaining one’s oral health, these problems are less likely to occur.
Many people don’t heed the advice of their dentists, however. The evidence is supported by the fact that many people only brush once each day and don’t use dental floss. A daily dental hygiene routine can’t be complete without brushing twice. It’s also essential to mix in visits to the dentist. Call family dentist Jay M. Marks, DMD if you have any questions at 203-778-8048.
by Dentistry Today