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3 Ways Your Gum Health is Impacted

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Excellent oral health is a major part of overall health and happiness. Due to our modern diet, there are many things we consume and do that can be harmful to our gums and can lead to gingivitis and gum disease. Gum disease can become serious if left untreated. It can lead to long-term health complications like tooth loss. Oral care includes gum care, and it’s important that we take great care of our gums. Here are some factors that influence our gum health, for better or for worse: Diet A healthy diet low in sugar and starch is key to both oral health and overall health. Sugars cause more bacteria to build up in the mouth, which can lead to gingivitis and gum disease. In order to prevent bacteria build-up, it’s important to rinse your mouth with water or brush your teeth after consuming sugary, starchy, or acidic foods. Additionally,…


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The Relationship Between A Healthy Heart And A Healthy Mouth

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Our heart health is something we should always be thinking about with heart disease being the number one killer of men and women in North America. There are lots of things we can do to promote heart health and prevent heart disease, starting with our oral health. Studies show there is a link between gum disease and heart disease. There are, however, many similar risk factors for the two conditions, including smoking, diabetes, and a poor diet. Either way, taking care of your oral health is a great step towards taking care of your heart and overall health. Like anything, prevention is far better than treatment. Work on developing healthy habits and an excellent oral health routine. Some things you can work on to prevent disease, or manage it, include: Brush and floss regularly: Plaque and bacteria buildup in the mouth can lead to gum disease, and have other, negative…


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