We have posted several posts about how oral health can affect overall health care. Many studies show a high correlation between heart attack, stroke, diabetes, bone loss, lung disease, and oral health. Take your oral health seriously. Here are some tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy:

  1. Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Floss daily to remove food particles and plaque between teeth.
  3. Limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks that damage your teeth.
  4. Drink plenty of water to keep your mouth hydrated and wash away food particles.
  5. Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and professional cleanings.
  6. Quit smoking or using tobacco products, as they can cause oral cancer and other health problems.
  7. Use mouthwash to freshen your breath and kill bacteria.

By following these simple tips, you can maintain good oral and dental health and reduce your risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health problems. People with dental insurance are more likely to make and keep dental appointments.