Did you know that your oral health affects your overall health and well-being? Not taking care of your teeth can lead to more than bad breath and loss of teeth. An unhealthy mouth has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and even alzheimer’s disease.
Studies have shown that less than 1% of Americans floss on a daily basis and 34% did not visit a dentist at all last year. You and your dentist are a team! Between your routine dental visits and proper at home oral hygiene (flossing and brushing) practices, you can lower your risk and prevent many diseases and illnesses.