Why Healthy Teeth and Gums are So Important
Healthy teeth and gums are something that we all want but not something that we all have! Troublesome teeth plague many people and trips to the dentist are all too regular for some. However, maintaining good oral hygiene is important not just for the appearance of our mouth but also for protecting us from other health problems in the future.
Making sure that we regularly clean our teeth is one of the most important things we can do to evade problems with our teeth and gums – there are a wide array of available toothbrushes available from powerful electric ones to an eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush so there is something to suit everyone!
When it comes to health, there are a lot of ways that poor oral health can affect us in other ways. Gum disease is one of the leading causes of halitosis which is unpleasant for both the person who has it and those around them, but it can also lead to more severe problems due to the bacteria getting into the blood stream such as heart disease and strokes, as the bacteria can cause the blood to thicken and clot.
As well as our gums, our teeth are also an important part of our overall health. Having all your teeth intact and healthy means that you will be able to chew your food properly which lead to better gut health. Teeth also support the face and the bone structure in our faces.