Be all-around healthy
Research shows that oral health is linked with general health and wellbeing, impacting a person’s overall health and quality of life.
Oral hygiene can influence how you look, grow, eat, speak and chew. This means that your oral health has the potential to affect everything from your diet to your social life.
Since gum disease is a bacterial infection in your mouth, there's a risk of it entering the bloodstream in severe cases. According to the Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Healthi, this can cause chronic health complications like diabetes, respiratory problems, strokes or heart disease. The good news is that gum disease and many other oral health issues can be both prevented and rectified through regular dental appointments.
Dental problems can also make chewing uncomfortable or even painful, whether it be dental abscesses or missing teeth. This can negatively affect your ability to chew, which in turn can affect your diet and your intake of important nutrients. Together with regular dental visits and an effective oral hygiene routine, we can help you prevent or correct these types of issues.
A quick fix
If you do suffer from discoloured teeth, bad breath, loose teeth, jaw degeneration, abscesses or any other sign of poor oral hygiene, it's never too late to talk to us.
Our dentists and hygienists have the ability to help prevent, diagnose and treat oral health problems, as well as show you how to look after your smile at home. Modern techniques and treatments such as porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, dentures, braces, professional whitening and implants can also make a huge difference in the way your smile looks and feels.
At the end of the day, it's important to make time to look after yourself. A simple but powerful way to do this is to maintain an oral hygiene routine; couple your daily brushing and flossing with regular dental visits. This is important for staying all-around healthy and preventing any unwanted cavities or oral problems. Click here to learn more about looking after your oral hygiene.
Make your next appointment at Bupa Dental, where caring for your oral health is just one of the ways we help people live happier, healthier, longer lives.
i General Surgeon’s Report on Oral Health, Office of the Surgeon General, 2000, U.S Department of Health & Human Services, 14 Aug. 2011 < http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/news/pressreleases/pr_oral_52000.htm>.