These days, people are seemingly obsessed with their dietary health – and for good reason. However, one aspect of your health that’s often overlooked is your oral health.
The quality of your oral health directly impacts the rest of your systemic health, which is just one of many reasons that Dr. McFatter at Beachton Denture Clinic and Dental Center encourages you to establish a great oral health regimen.
Let’s look at three easy ways to achieve excellent oral health.
Your diet has a direct impact on oral health. A diet high in sugar and acidic foods can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, Both of these conditions are obviously ones you don’t want to deal with, so a balanced diet is a good idea from both and oral and systemic health standpoint.
Soda is one of the leading causes of tooth decay in America. In fact, ‘Mountain Dew Mouth’ is a documented medical epidemic in the Appalachian area of the United States, caused by constant drinking of Mountain Dew. Cutting back, or eliminating, your soda intake will drastically improve your oral health.
Brushing AND flossing
It’s easy to remember to brush, but only 4 in 10 Americans regularly floss. Flossing is the best way to clean the areas of your teeth that your brush can’t reach. This helps prevent gum disease, eliminates many common causes of cavities, and improves your overall oral health exponentially.
If you have questions about achieving great oral health, call us today at 1-800-521-7275 for more information.