It’s easy to remember that you need to diet and eat better, but it’s often harder to remember that your oral health needs just as much attention as your systemic health. After all, poor oral health can lead to health problems like heart disease and cancer, so it’s important to stay on top of it.
Let’s look at three ways you can easily improve your oral health.
Your diet has a direct impact on oral health. A diet high in sugar and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, Both of these conditions are obviously ones you don’t want to deal with, so a balanced diet is a good idea from both and oral and systemic health standpoint.
Soda is one of the leading causes of tooth decay in America. In fact, ‘Mountain Dew Mouth’ is a documented medical epidemic in the Appalachian area of the United States, caused by constant drinking of Mountain Dew. Cutting back, or eliminating, your soda intake will drastically improve your oral health.
Brushing AND flossing
It’s easy to remember to brush, but only 4 in 10 Americans regularly floss. Flossing is the best way to clean the areas of your teeth that your brush can’t reach. This helps prevent gum disease, eliminates many common causes of cavities, and improves your overall oral health exponentially.
Here at Bart Deering DDS, we place a large emphasis on helping our patients achieve the best oral health possible. If you have questions about getting started, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at 972-271-4545.