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How Does Your Dental Health Affect You?

Posted by DR. HAHN on Sep 15 2021, 04:26 AM

Dental health is an integral part of your well-being. Poor dental health leads to many complications such as cavities, gum diseases which have been linked to cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

It is a lifelong commitment to properly look after the teeth and gums to maintain them in a healthy state. It is essential to brush, floss, and reduce the intake of sugary foods and drinks to avoid complications in later life. 

How Does Good Dental Health Benefit You?

Healthy gums and strong teeth lead to overall good health and hygiene. Good dental health prevents many diseases and disorders affecting an individual. Following good oral hygiene habits helps to stay healthy and prevents the development of many diseases. 

Good dental hygiene not only consists of straight and white teeth. Healthy gums and healthy oral tissues are also directly connected to oral health. It helps to prevent serious illnesses such as blood-related diseases, heart diseases, diabetes, etc. It helps in avoiding bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. 

Good oral hygiene helps to make the teeth look younger even as you get older. Proper dietary habits that help to keep the mouth healthy should be pursued. It is proven to be essential for achieving physical and emotional well-being. 

Good dental health has a great role in one's physical appearance, interpersonal relations, nutrition, and speech. It also helps to prevent several diseases that affect the rest of the body. The health of the mouth is an essential key for the proper functioning of your body as a whole. 

How Life Would Be With Poor Dental Health?

Dental cavities, gum disease are the common illnesses associated with poor dental hygiene. The mouth is the key to your entire body. The bacteria from the mouth can reach other parts of the body. It increases the risks for several other diseases. 
People suffering from periodontal diseases are diagnosed with heart disease. The bacteria and the plaque clog arteries and increase the risk for heart attacks. The bacteria can have a direct impact on the respiratory system as the bacteria travel through the bloodstream to the lungs. 
A person with poor dental hygiene suffers from tooth loss. This leads to loss of memory in the person leading to dementia. 


Schedule an appointment with Marine Hills Dentistry to know about the status of your dental health. Head over to 1500 S Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA 98003. Contact us at (253) 839-2800 or visit our website for booking an appointment with us. 

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