Brushing your teeth and regularly visiting your dentist are essential for good dental hygiene, for preventing cavities and gingivitis. However, recent research suggests that poor oral hygiene is also linked to some extremely serious health conditions, such as diabetes, dementia, heart disease and many types of oral cancer.
– Poor oral hygiene is believed to have strong links to the insulin resistance found in sufferers of diabetes.
– Plaque is found in the mouth and also in the arteries of those suffering from heart disease, and some experts are convinced that this is not a coincidence.
– Dentists recommend replacing your toothbrush every four months or when the head becomes frayed.
Some other helpful tips? Use mouth wash, opt for sugar-free gum, and cut down on acidic soft drinks and juices. Still have questions? Call your dentist!
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