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What does oral bacteria have to do with a pretty smile?

Your oral health has a major effect on the overall health of your body, not just in your mouth. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you can make your body healthier from head to toe.

Oral Bacteria and Health

Bacteria in the mouth cause tooth decay – by feeding on the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume – they leave behind the waste, in the form of a biofilm known as dental plaque.

 Our mouths have lots of bacteria that is usually harmless. (Did you know that the bacteria in our body aids with digestion and other biological tasks?) However, if you do not brush or floss regularly, oral bacteria can reach dangerously high levels. When this happens, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections can be the nasty result.

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May 26th, 2020

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Almost 30 million people are dealing with diabetes every single day, according to the American Dental Association. Diabetes can make you at high risk for cavities, dry mouth, inflamed gums or gum disease, and more. Similarly, in a study conducted by The American College of Cardiology, a high percentage of people with gum disease also suffer from high blood pressure.

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September 10th, 2019

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stop-smoking

Smoking is widely recognized as a bad habit due to the adverse effects it has on the body. Many people know the consequences such as lung diseases and cancer of the blood, liver, kidney, and other areas of the body. However, people still smoke despite these warnings.

Smoking can also create a variety of oral health issues, including stained teeth, oral cancer, and gum disease. For the smokers out there, quitting should be at the top of your new year’s resolutions list. When you stop smoking, you are committing to your overall well-being.

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January 8th, 2019

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