When you brush and floss the right way, you lower your risk of heart disease, diabetes and other conditions. Keeping a healthy mouth keeps your entire body healthier.
More and more health conditions are being linked to your oral health as a result of bacteria and inflammation that occur in the mouth. Gum disease can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream and contribute to a wide range of chronic health problems, such as:
More than 45 percent of adults 30 years and older have some form of gum disease, which increases their risk for these health problems.
See your dentist if you notice any of these signs of gum or mouth infection:
Lower your risk for oral and chronic diseases with the Daily 4:
Explore oral health and the healthy mouth/healthy body connection with these fact sheets:
Is there a right way to brush teeth? You bet there is! Watch a professional dentist show you the best way to brush in just two minutes.
|Eat a balanced, low sugar diet||https://worldoralhealthday.org/factsheet-eat-balanced-low-sugar-diet|
|Oral health is overall health!||https://worldoralhealthday.org/factsheet-look-after-oral-health-overall-health|
|Practice a good good oral hygiene routine||https://worldoralhealthday.org/factsheet-practice-good-oral-hygiene-routine|
|Good oral health habits start early||https://worldoralhealthday.org/factsheet-start-good-oral-health-habits-early|
|Why you should visit your dentist regularly||https://worldoralhealthday.org/factsheet-visit-dentist-regularly|
|Download the step-by-step guide to brushing||https://www.adha.org/resources-docs/7221_Proper_Brushing.pdf|
|Download the step-by-step guide to flossing||https://www.adha.org/resources-docs/7222_Proper_Flossing.pdf|
|More tips for a healthy mouth||https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/world-oral-health-day-slideshow|
|Smart Actions for Dental Health||https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/world-oral-health-day-slideshow|
|Oral Health and Overall Health||http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/dental/art-20047475|
|Periodontal Disease and Your Heart||http://www.perio.org/consumer/perio_cardio.htm|
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