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Did you know that keeping your gums and teeth health can actually benefit your overall health? For instance, if you have gum disease, bad bacteria will have easier access to your bloodstream, which can lead to heart disease, high blood pressure, and other health problems.
In other words, if you practice sound oral health, you can actually benefit your overall health as well.

For example, did you know that eating the right kind of foods can influence your smile and even help keep your teeth clean? To improve your oral health, try to incorporate more healthy fats and oils into your diet and make sure you’re getting enough calcium and vitamin D. Conversely, sugary food and drinks actually increase the bad bacteria in your mouth and can damage your smile before you even have time to brush.

Also, as you probably know, flossing and brushing are vital to your overall oral health. Sadly, many people will skip these steps, allowing food will get trapped in your teeth. Eventually, this problem can lead to cavities and tooth decay. You should also consider using mouthwash to enjoy a healthier mouth.

On a similar note, if you can instill these principles into your children while they are young, they’ll be far more likely to enjoy good oral health throughout their life. Similarly, because oral health and overall health are connected, you could be helping your child enjoy better overall health as well.

If you have questions or concerns about your oral health, please come talk to our dentist, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi and our team. We will be happy to give you individualized advice. Just call 19th Avenue Dental at 425-385-8130 to schedule an appointment.