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Oral health - A clue to your overall health

Article by Dr.Shrishti jain

Experience : 8 Years

Qualification : B.D.S

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Oral health – A clue to your overall health

“Healthy mouth and healthy body” is really true and is favored by various scientific evidences. The teaching of taking care of teeth and gums should begin right from the childhood as healthy habits learned during this period pay later in adulthood.

Good oral hygiene and oral health keeps the body healthy and prevents from various diseases.

“You cannot be healthy with an unhealthy mouth any more than one can be healthy with an infected foot,” says Richard H. Price, DMD, spokesperson for the American Dental Association (ADA) and a former clinical instructor at the Boston University Dental School. There are proven scientific evidences showing possible connections between oral problem and heart disease, stroke, bacterial pneumonia and other serious diseases.

Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropsychiatry warns that adults with gum problems have worse memory and other cognitive skills in compare to persons with healthier gums and oral cavity.

Limited sugar consumption, avoidance of smoking and alcohol with proper brushing, flossing of teeth and using an antibacterial mouth wash or tooth paste not only maintains good oral health but also keeps you healthy overall and boosts your self-esteem and confidence.

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