Every part of our body works together to keep things functioning the way nature intended them too. Dental professionals agree that living a healthy and active lifestyle can assist in benefiting your oral health. On the same note, maintaining a consistent oral hygiene routine can help your overall health as well!
Having a healthy mouth contributes to having a healthy body. Your mouth acts like a gateway to the rest of your body. If you neglect your oral hygiene routine, you increase your risk of bad bacteria finding its way into your bloodstream. If you have an unhealthy mouth, especially one with gum disease, it may “increase your risk of serious health problems such as heart attack, stroke, poorly controlled diabetes and preterm labour.”
If you haven’t already, it’s important to implement an oral hygiene routine where you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. We recommended buying toothpaste that contains fluoride as it will help fight tooth decay and certain bacteria. Don’t forget to floss at least once a day as well! If you didn’t have a reason to take care of your oral health before, just remember how it can impact your overall health.
There are countless benefits to living an active lifestyle. Heart and Stroke recommends adults to “accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity per week.” Regular exercise can improve your digestive system, which can help your body resist infection – particularly inside your mouth! The next time you think about missing your workout, don’t forget about all the positive benefits you’re giving up on!
At Belman Dental Centre, we strive to help our patients with more than just their smile. We can provide you with tips and tricks to improve your overall health and inturn, your oral health as well. To book an appointment or if you have any questions, please fill out a contact form or give us a call at 416-486-1136. We can’t wait to see you!
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