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Why is it Important to Take Care of Your Teeth and Oral Health?

The body’s systems are interconnected in all sorts of ways - for example, your digestive health can affect your mood and immune system. The same is true for your teeth and oral health. In severe cases of periodontal disease - when bacteria are destroying the teeth and gums - the bacteria can enter an open area in the mouth, enter the bloodstream, and lead to conditions like rheumatoid arthritis or coronary artery disease. In short, to be a healthy person means being healthy in all systems - from the nervous system and mental health, all the way to oral health. However, knowing how to lead a healthy life might not be obvious. There are nuances and points of detail for oral health that, without professional help, you might overlook. To learn more about oral hygiene and health, visit Dr. Liberman at Great Neck Dental Care. Dr. Liberman can educate you and your family on how to take better care of your oral health. But before you do that, check out these additional reasons and tips for maintaining your teeth and oral health.

One Good Habit Leads to More Good Habits

It can be challenging starting a good habit - and perhaps even more difficult to kick a bad one. However, by starting with small, incremental steps, you can slowly build solid and healthy routines. Oral hygiene, for example, is one place in which a lot of people have bad habits - ripping open bags or bottles with their teeth, forgetting to brush your teeth, forgetting to floss, etc. But if starting other habits is hard for you - like a regular exercise routine or reading - then starting with your oral hygiene might be a good start. It will only take a few more minutes out of your day, and you will immediately feel more healthy and more productive!

The Body is Interconnected

Like we mentioned earlier, the body and its systems are all interconnected. If you do not take care of one part of your body - like your oral health - other parts of your body can suffer. If you do not take proper care of your teeth and oral health, you can suffer from a disease called periodontitis. The disease starts as gingivitis, but if left untreated, can lead to tooth decay and gum recession. When the bacteria from the mouth gets into the bloodstream, a whole host of issues could arise - rheumatoid arthritis, coronary artery disease, respiratory disease, and problems controlling blood sugar. The body is interconnected, so you need to be vigilant and proactive in how you take care of it.

You Can’t Grow New Teeth

Unfortunately, once you lose your teeth, they are gone for good. Of course, there are options for replacements or repairing damaged teeth - and Dr. Liberman and her team have great solutions - but you do not want to have to come to that decision. Instead, you can be vigilant and maintain a healthy mouth and smile simply by flossing, brushing, rinsing your mouth, and having regular check-ups with your Dentist.

In order to be a healthy person, you have to take care of your oral health. But that is not an easy task. For this reason, Dr. Liberman and her team are here for you! Dr. Julie Liberman, DDS of Great Neck Dental Care NY, has been helping families all over the Nassau County area learn more about oral hygiene and leading healthier and happier lives - and of course, with a great smile! Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to learn more about oral hygiene or any of the other services. We look forward to seeing you!

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