Did you know that oral health is necessary for good general health and well being?
Oral health is linked to a variety of general health conditions. For example:
1. Severe gum disease (periodontitis) is linked to type 2 diabetes; good mouth health can improve the control of blood sugar levels
2. There is also evidence that severe gum disease is related to heart disease (cardiovascular disease), and to a lesser extent to cerebrovascular disease (affecting the brain) and lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) . More research is being done to understand how they relate and cause these diseases.
It's not only important to brush twice a day but also have the correct brushing technique to ensure you keep your smile healthy :)