Eating a healthy diet full of fruit and vegetables as well as regular exercise are good foundations for a healthy lifestyle. However, the fact that your oral health, the state of your teeth and gums, has a major effect on your overall health.
Gum Disease (Periodontitis) for example, has been linked to ailments such as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), pneumonia and exacerbated diabetes symptoms.
That’s why being healthy lifestyle also includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily and seeing your dentist on a regular basis. are so important.
But that’s not it…….
All lifestyle choices have a significant effect on how healthy teeth and gums are, and hence, health overall. Choices such as Smoking, drinking, prescribed and non-prescribed medications, illicit drug use, tongue and lip piercing, and stress inevitably have an effect on oral health and sooner or later, overall health.
Nothing in your body happens in a vacuum and everything you do to your body has an impact, good and bad!