Good oral Health Leads to a Better Body and Life





What areas of the body benefit from Good Oral Health?


Brain:

People with severe Periodontal disease were 3X more likely to have Alzheimers disease according to statistical review.






Lungs:





Lungs:

Going to the hospital? Take your tooth brush! Newly discovered: Good oral care in the hospital decreases the risk of hospital-related pneumonia by 39%.








Heart

Good hygiene decreases the c-reactive protein level that is found to be high in large numbers of people with heart diseases.


HEART

Decrease your risk for endocarditis by good oral hygiene!




Endocarditis is an infection and inflammation in the lining of the heart chambers and valves. It weakens the heart substantially when contracted.




Periodontal disease

increases the risk of having uncontrolled blood sugar levels in diabetic patients.




A 2017 study found that women can reduce their risk of cancer by simply having good oral hygiene. Including breast, esophageal, gallbladder, skin, and lung cancers.




Fatter Wallet!

Average 20 year dental expenses for an American 65 and older is $15,340. Good oral hygiene can help avoid a large chunk of that cost.




What factors into my oral health?



Poor oral hygiene sometimes causes Periodontitis or Gum Disease

How is Periodontitis Diagnosed?



Medications often cause Dry Mouth



Oral Cancer is one of the most deadly forms of cancer


Click here to see how to Check yourself!





See a professional! A good Dental Team will help get you on track and make a plan to work with you to maintain good oral health! Professional Screening for Oral Cancer, and Oral Infection is a must!

I like Parkcenter Smiles in Boise (wink, wink!)




Brush!

SOFT bristles

Electric gets 21% more plaque

Toothpaste with Stannous Fluoride to reduce gingivitis, Sodium fluoride to prevent decay.

Potassium Nitrate (for sensitivity)

Avoid abrasive toothpastes such as charcoal and whitening toothpastes.





Floss! Just DO it!

Thick or Thin? Thicker is better (bet you knew that)

String vs. Water? Mechanical disruption using floss is more effective




Mouthwash

NO Alcohol

NO hydrogen peroxide (on regular basis)

YES Fluoride!



Hope you enjoyed being kept "in the know"

and a Big thanks to our very own...

Mary Hazlett, RDH of Parkcenter Smiles

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