It is easy to judge an individual’s health by the way they present themselves to the world. Snap judgments are something we all do, but most of us realize that this isn’t always an accurate picture. Recent university studies do, however, confirm that there is a correlation between healthy teeth and gums and a healthy body. Normally, the body’s natural defenses and proper oral hygiene, like flossing and brushing, will keep the toxins in our mouths under control.
Drinking water throughout the day is always a good idea. A healthy concern with general cleanliness and hygiene means we have to take an honest look at the nature of the mouth. On any given day, everyone’s mouth is teeming with bacteria. Though largely harmless, neglecting proper dental hygiene can allow these bacteria to settle in and multiply. Eventually it becomes a threat, ultimately manifesting itself in tooth decay and gum disease. When the gums are in distress as a result of gum disease, they send out signals to the body that responds as it would to any wound by kicking on the Immune System and triggering a healing response. When the body naturally heals a cut on your arm, the Immune System senses when the healing is complete and then will shut itself off.
Gum disease, if left untreated, will not heal and the Immune System stays switched on continually, eventually stressing other systems in the body and leading to other problems. Good oral maintenance habits and regular check-ups are an important component of
If you suspect that there might be a problem with your dental health, call the Pinedo team at (310) 530-8800 or make an appointment to see a professional without delay. Your whole body depends on it.
Necessary Daily Maintenance to Ensure a Healthy Mouth
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day, or ideally after every meal.
- Floss every day.
- Eat healthy foods.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Replace your toothbrush every three months.
- See your dentist every six months for a check-up and cleaning.