Oral health is not restricted to the health of what is inside the vacuum when we close our lips, it is much more than that. With the oral week just around the corner, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) warned people about the diverse consequences of not taking care of your oral health and its connection with the overall body.
Risks Include Heart Attack & Alzheimer’s
Poor oral health has been linked to a diverse array of diseases that we simply just skip. The potential dangers arising from neglecting oral health encompass a range of serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s, stomach ulcers, heart attacks, strokes, low birthweight babies, asthma, Type 2 diabetes etc.
Gateway To The Rest of The Body
Dr Liew, a Melbourne dentist, mentioned that our mouth is the gateway to our body and whatever comes inside has direct consequences for the overall makeup of our body. The dentists encourage brushing two times a day,flossing after each meal and consuming a diet low in sugars.