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Oral Hygiene and Your Overall Health

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There are some ways to protect your oral health. Your mouth is full of bacteria, and while most of them are harmless, it’s good to make sure you get rid of the bad stuff. Other things, like certain medications you might take orally, can damage your ability to produce saliva, and this too can be problematic for your oral health. Also, your mouth is the gateway to your whole body, so any loss of health here can lead to loss of health elsewhere.

Some diseases can lower your immunity, making risk of periodontitis even higher. This lowered immunity can cause immune systems disorders and infections in the rest of your body, too. So be sure that you do everything you can to boost your immune system, and keep up to date on what you need to do to protect yourself from diseases that could damage your body’s ability to heal itself.

Some things you can do include brushing your teeth at least two times a day, flossing every day, eating well (healthy!) and avoiding too many snacks, replacing your toothbrush every three to four months if not sooner, and scheduling regular checkups for a dental cleaning. You should always do these things if you intend to increase your dental health and if you want to keep away from the bad stuff that can infect your mouth.

As you can see, these simple tips can aid you in staying healthy. So, be sure that you follow these guidelines to make sure you stay healthy.