Consider your dental health for preventative care
As part of your preventive care, consider your dental health. Dr. Trent Redfearn with www.fittosmile.com has provided us with this dental health information. To find a dentist in the Delta Dental Network, go to www.deltadentalco.com or Customer Service: 800-610-0201.
The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled brush that fits your mouth comfortably, so it reaches every tooth surface adequately. You should also floss daily and visit your dentist for regular professional cleanings. Researchers are finding more links every year between poor oral health and systemic diseases. Gum disease causes bad breath, bleeding gums and, if untreated, cavities, The bacteria that are associated with gum infection are in the mouth and can enter the blood stream, where they attach to the blood vessels and increase your risk to cardiovascular disease.
Good oral hygiene and regular dental examinations are the best way to protect you against the development of gum disease. By being proactive about your oral health, you can protect yourself from developing a connection between oral health and heart disease.