Dental Health Tips for Looking Younger
Everyone knows that you’re supposed to brush and floss daily, but many people don’t seem to take their oral health seriously. Few know that keeping your mouth clean may keep you healthier longer—and looking younger. According to nation-wide studies, only 25% of people floss. At the end of the day, keeping a youthful mouth comes down to two simple steps:
- Brushing and flossing daily
- Seeing your dentist at least every six months
Looks aside, making time for dental care is especially important for your overall health. The mouth is one of the major causes of high levels of inflammation in the body. Inflammation can happen when bacteria and debris enter the blood vessels around the teeth. If it happens repeatedly, you could wind up with chronic inflammation which is linked to chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Although artificial whitening can temporarily improve a smile, the key to maintaining a healthy mouth, and consequently your overall health, is consistent brushing, flossing and routine dental care.