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Did you know that one of the indicators for whether or not your overall health is where it should be is how healthy your mouth is?

Most people don’t know that, but it’s true. The health of your mouth directly impacts your systemic health, and it’s nearly impossible to have great systemic health without great oral health first.

So what’s the big connection? Why is your oral health so important to the rest of your health? Well, the answer’s actually pretty simple. Let’s take a few moments to explain it.

Why does it matter?

Your mouth is home to a ton of bacteria. Some of it’s good and some of it’s bad. But if you let it go unchecked, the bacteria in your mouth can cause some pretty serious oral health problems. Gum disease is one of the worst, as is results in tooth loss and deterioration of the jaw bone. If the bacteria that cause those issues make it through your bloodstream to other areas of your body, you’ll see some immediate – and nasty – effects.

How do I have a healthier mouth?

Having a healthier mouth is a combination of eating right and employing a rigorous oral health routine. Healthy foods that are low in acid and sugar levels actually boost the health of your gums and teeth, while a good routine of brushing, flossing, and mouthwash use removes the bad bacteria from your mouth, leaving behind only the healthy kind.

Call today at 626-792-0448 to schedule your appointment.