Prevent Disease By Brushing Your Teeth

Proper brushing is also important. As a dentist in NW Portland OR, Dr. Teasdale educates his patients brushing your teeth at least twice a day is very important.

He also suggests the power of flossing your teeth everyday and using mouthwash. Practicing healthy habits at home, from a young age is a great way to develop strong teeth and gums as you age. If you do not take care of your teeth disease could set in.

Here are the top reasons brushing your teeth can improve your life.

Prevents Diabetes
Doctors have recognized that Type 2 diabetics have an increased link to gum disease. Preventing gum disease and infections can fight off diabetes. Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health did a recent study that followed 9,296 no diabetic people over a 20 year period, they found that people who had higher degrees of periodontal disease were twice as likely to develop type 2 diabetes, this compared to those participants with no gum infections.

Oral infections can lead to inflammation throughout your entire body and the inflammation can destroy your bodies’ ability to process sugar.
Prevents Stroke & Heart Disease
Many studies have shown that inflammation and bacteria build up in the mouth will often go into the bloodstream, which can lead to thickening of your arteries. This will increase the risk of a heart attack.

Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
A new study found that people with poor oral hygiene or high levels of gum disease could be at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease as compared with those who have healthy teeth.
Researchers from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK, found the presence of a bacterium in the brains of those patients who had dementia. This bug is usually associated with chronic periodontal (gum) disease.

Helps Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant your oral health can impact your child. Pregnant women experience hormonal fluctuations and there is increased blood flow throughout the female body during pregnancy, this can most likely affect changes in the teeth and gums.
Fifty percent of pregnant women will develop gingivitis, which leaves the gums inflamed, swollen, bleeding, or tender. If this is not checked it can lead to periodontal disease, which can create problems in the delivery room.
Brushing your teeth is connected to all aspects of your health. This important habit can help prevent disease.

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