Article Title: Brushing Your Teeth May Lower Dementia Risk (And 8 Other Reasons to Brush)
Article Source: Huffington Post article from September, 2013
Through this article about dental health, additional reasons are listed why you should brush your teeth. Oral health not only affects your dental health, but it affects multiple areas of your general health. The better care that you take of your teeth and mouth on a day-to-day basis, the more likely that you will experience the benefits towards your overall health.
In addition to keeping your oral health in tip-top shape, research shows that brushing your teeth can help with the following:
- Preventing stroke
- Preventing gum disease
- Decrease the risk of pneumonia
- Healthier babies throughout pregnancy
- Warding away mindless eating after meals
- Decrease the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease
There are a multitude of areas that oral health can affect the rest of the body, and by keeping oral health at its best, the rest of your health can follow. Take the time to brush your teeth properly, floss daily, and visit your Pure Dental Health dentists at least twice per year.
If you have any questions about the connections between oral and general health, then do not hesitate to contact our Pure Dental Health team. We will answer all of your questions about the best hygiene habits, and refer you to even more useful resources for oral health!
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