A healthy smile is much more than white teeth. In many instances, the health of our teeth and gums directly correlates to the rest of our bodies. According to the Mayo Clinic, poor oral health may be linked to to a number of seemingly unrelated issues, including endocarditis (an infection of the heart’s lining), cardiovascular disease, and premature birth and low birth rate in pregnant women. Conversely, health issues like diabetes and osteoporosis might also put teeth and gums at risk.
Not only is a healthy smile important to our overall wellness, it affects how others perceive us. Recent studies have concluded that a nice smile can both make a positive first impression, and increase how attractive we are to others.
If you’re considering adding “improving my smile” to your list of New Year’s Resolutions, here are a few simple ways to get started!
Here are 4 Simple Ways to Improve Your Oral Health in 2020
- Schedule two dentist appointments for the calendar year
- Brush your teeth twice a day – be diligent
- Learn how to floss properly
- Reduce your sugar intake
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