If you think that skipping out on routine teeth cleaning is no big deal, think again. Researchers have found a direct link between your oral health and your total health. Heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, bone loss, and even risk of stroke have been found to be connected to how well you care for your teeth.
So, what can happen if you skip a routine teeth cleaning with the dental hygienist or neglect daily brushing and flossing?
The Oral Cancer Foundation reports that one person dies from oral cancer each hour, every single day and that is just in the U.S. Your dentist is instrumental in helping you identify and treat oral cancer.
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. It is a highly preventable condition that may begin as inflammation of the gums and quickly develop into disease, destroying your gum tissue and the supporting bone of your teeth. The disease can be reversed if caught in the early stages, but left untreated, you will lose your teeth.
Loss Of Physical Health
Heart attack, stroke, diabetes, bone loss, lung disease, the list gets longer and longer as researchers uncover further evidence that your oral health is heavily linked to your physical health.
It is no secret that the biggest risk of not taking care of your teeth is the loss of your teeth. Gum disease and tooth decay can rob you of your smile, facial structure, and the ability to speak and chew normally.
Dental studies show that about 85 percent of people with persistent bad breath, also known as halitosis have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. Regular check ups and cleanings are the best way to make sure that you are maintaining good oral hygiene.