The Health Benefits of a Clean Mouth

The Health Benefits of a Clean Mouth
August 16 09:57 2017 Print This Article

How important is your health to you? Taking care of your mouth is a key part of maintaining good health, now and in years to come. At C U Smile Dental Care, your overall health is what’s most important to us, too. Receiving a teeth cleaning in Calgary is one of the best ways to keep your mouth, teeth, and gums healthy. While you expect regular teeth cleanings from your dentist, there are other precautions you can take to ensure your mouth and the rest of you stays healthy. Good oral health begins in childhood, and should continue throughout your life – after all, your smile is the first thing many people see.

How Can Teeth Cleanings Help My Health?

You know that keeping your mouth clean can keep your teeth and gums healthy, resulting in less bad breath, breakage, and gum disease, but did you know that teeth and gum cleanings can help your health in other ways? Most people living in Calgary know that regular teeth cleanings can keep our teeth healthy, which allow us to chew raw vegetables and nuts, two important parts of a healthy diet. On the flip side, unhealthy teeth and gums can result in various health problems.

Health Problems Related to Tooth Care

Most dental patients who receive a regular teeth cleaning in Calgary know about the risk of tooth decay, bone loss, and gum disease – that’s why they come to C U Smile Dental Care on a regular basis. But did you know that inadequate gum and tooth health can be an indicator of various other health problems? Some examples are cardiovascular disease, alcoholism, gastroesophageal reflux, diabetes, sinus infections, arthritis, IBS, and celiac disease. If your gum and tooth health does not improve with regular teeth cleanings at your local Calgary dentist, it may be time to check with your doctor about your overall health.

Cavities

We all dread the news that we have a cavity, and most of us experience them more than once in a lifetime – more than 90% of us (children included) have at least one cavity. If you don’t or haven’t, count yourself lucky and keep getting regular teeth cleanings in Calgary. We know that cavities are caused by not enough dental hygiene, so home mouth care is also extremely important to keeping those cavities at bay. Cavities are the result of plaque build-up (bacteria that breaks down sugar and carbohydrates). Acids created by these bacteria often cause cavities, which can lead to unpleasant nerve pain or an abscess in the mouth.

What You Can Do to Keep Your Mouth & Body Healthy

Your overall health is linked to the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums, and to prevent illnesses and painful dental abscesses regular teeth cleanings in Calgary are your best bet. So make sure you schedule a dentist appointment at least every six months, keep up on your home dental hygiene by flossing and brushing, and enjoy the health that results.

 

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