Learn how the health of your mouth can affect your whole body
If you’re ready to make a simple change to your lifestyle that will have big results, we’re here to guide you. The Dental Medical Convergence is on a mission to provide educational resources to families, medical professionals and consumers. In our latest webinar, “Your Mouth is Key to Your Overall Health,” we’re sharing the information you need to know about how your oral health impacts your overall health. We’re also sharing tips to properly care for your mouth, which will benefit your whole body.
You’ll often hear Dr. Chuck Reinertsen, the founder of The Dental Medical Convergence, say, “The mouth is the front door to your body.” People often forget that every part of the body is connected. That means what’s inside your mouth can affect other parts of your body. Bacteria can build up in your teeth and gums and lead to an infection. That infection can lead to cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, pregnancy complications, and other health issues. This is why it’s so important to properly clean your teeth and gums on a regular basis to prevent larger health complications. You can prevent so many diseases and save yourself time and money on dental and medical bills simply by caring for your oral health.
There are five things we need to be healthy:
- Healthy food
- A healthy mouth
- A good night’s sleep
- The right attitude
What you do starting today can make a big difference tomorrow. Let’s start by following these steps to clean your teeth. Dr. Chuck recommends doing it once a day. That’s all it takes – between seven and 10 minutes daily to prioritize your oral health. Clean your teeth and gums using dental floss and a toothbrush. Visit your dentist on a regular basis. Communicate with your dentist and physician about your oral health. If you’re experiencing a health issue, it could be connected to something in your mouth. That’s why it’s important to talk about your overall health with both your dentist and physician . Follow us on Facebook to learn all the latest news, research and oral health tips.