• Jae Cuevas

Happy Mouth, Happy Health

Taking care of your gums are just as important as taking care of anything else on your body. Sadly, it can be easy to forget to take care of these things: especially oral health.

It's not just important to take care of your oral health for the sake of your mouth alone. Your oral health affects your overall health. There are statistics to show that poor oral care can lead to heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and so much more.

The mouth is the gateway to your digestive and respiratory tracts. Not taking care of our teeth, gums, and overall oral care, can cause unwanted bacteria to spread where it doesn't belong.

You don't have to take extreme measures to maintain healthy teeth and gums. All you need is a daily routine to keep your body clean and protected. Simple things you can do include:

  • brushing your teeth at least twice a day

  • floss once a day

  • limit your intake of added-sugars to avoid cavities

  • replace your toothbrush every few months

  • avoid any use of tobacco products or other harmful products in the mouth

Here's something you probably never thought of. Saliva is a major protectant of your mouth. Saliva is to the mouth like white blood cells are to fight invaders within our blood. Our saliva controls things like the acidic balance in our mouth, and separating good bacteria from the bad.

Gum Safety for Children

Even before a child starts getting their adult teeth, oral care is still important. As early as children start to grow their baby teeth, complications can arise if the teeth and gums are not properly cared for. It's very wise to encourage children from a young age how to properly brush their teeth and floss. Let them know why it's so important.

Help your children set their future for bright and healthy smiles. Of course, the health part of oral care is 100% important- just as well as the confidence to show off your teeth when you talk and smile.

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