Oral health isn’t just about having a healthy mouth, healthy teeth and healthy gums. It’s about having a healthy you.
The health of our mouth is intrinsically linked to our overall health and wellbeing. On a very basic level, people with healthier mouths will smile more and reap the benefits that come with smiling often. However, moving deeper than that we know the health of your gums is more important than ever before.
The latest research show people with gum disease are at greater risk of suffering from cardiovascular problems, diabetes and even cancer. The health of your mouth mirrors the health of your body and having a healthy mouth has a whole range of associated health benefits, not least you feeling better about yourself.
Here are three ways you can start your journey to having a healthier mouth:
Give your mouth the attention it deserves. Make sure you brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, twice a day (remember to time it!) and use a fluoride toothpaste. Floss after brushing to remove plaque from the places your toothbrush can’t reach.
Eat a balanced diet. A healthy diet is always a balanced diet. Vitamin A and vitamin C are both great at preventing gum disease as are foods with a high water content. Avoid cigarettes and excessive alcohol which can both contribute to gum disease and oral cancer.
Visit your dentist regularly. We believe the greatest gift we can give is confidence. Confidence in a smile, dental health and our professional team. Regular visits and checkups are vital to achieving this. That’s why we offer membership plans from as little as 50p a day. It’s the best way you can stay on track and keep healthy.
We’ve found, along with other dentists, that patients who pay monthly for their care attend at the right time, need less treatment and their mouths stay healthier.
Contact us today to find out more about our membership plan and how we can help you have a healthier mouth.