Welcome the New Year with Better Health

Taking Care of You in 2019 Starts with Your Oral HealthDid you know that your oral health has an effect on your overall health as well? Yes, by taking care of your teeth, you are making your overall health better. Your mouth’s health is connected to your mental health, weight loss, digestion, and energy levels. So, if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier, you should start by improving your oral health.

You must be wondering about how your mouth health can influence your overall health. Well, we are here with the answers.

How Poor Oral Health Impacts Your Overall Health

The yellowish sticky residue on your teeth is known as plaque. You must have noticed it on your teeth when you neglected to brush your teeth twice a day or floss properly. The build-up of plaque on your teeth and along your gum line can cause the bacteria to enter your bloodstream and travel to other parts of your body.

Studies show that gum disease is linked to serious health conditions like depression, respiratory tract infections, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes.

Presence of bacteria in your bloodstream will also affect your immunity and put you at risk of various other health conditions.

Energy Levels and Oral Health

Inflamed gums can hinder your body’s ability to control your blood sugar, causing a dip in your energy levels. Fighting the bacteria in your body is a full-time job for your immune system. This constant battle will also have consequences on your energy levels.

You can avoid all that by improving your oral hygiene in 2019. Make a habit of brushing at least twice a day and avoid sweets.

Weight Loss and Oral Health

Have you been trying to lose weight but can’t seem so, even though you are avoiding carbs and hitting the gym? Maybe the issue is your poor oral health. The inflammation caused by gum diseases can result in stress. Stress has a negative effect on your body and causes a circulatory or metabolic problem. This makes shedding those extra pounds harder for you.

Good oral hygiene will reduce that stress and help in weight loss.

Digestion and Oral Health

For your body to be healthy, you need to have proper nutrients in your food. However, to receive those nutrients, your digestion process has to be right. Poor oral health can lead to gum diseases and cavities, which results in tooth loss or severe pain while chewing. When you are not able to chew the nutritious food properly, your digestive system has a harder time functioning.

In 2019, you have to eat healthy and make sure that your teeth are free of cavities.

Mental Health and Oral Health

Many common mental health issues stem from low self-esteem, and gum disease can contribute to them. Having bad breath or stained teeth is a cause of gum disease, which can cause people to be self-conscious and anxious.

Good oral hygiene can give you the confidence boost needed for letting go of these issues.  For more information about how your oral health impacts your overall health, give HPS Dental a call. We can be reached at (248) 652-0024. We hope to hear from you soon!