Why oral health matters

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Oral health and hygiene play a critical role in your overall health. And taking good care of your teeth and gums, with regular trips to the dentist is worth it. Here are just a few reasons why. During an oral examination, here is what your dentist can detect:
  • symptoms of acid reflux
  • signs of osteoporosis in women
  • signs of oral cancer
  • signs of eating disorders
  • signs of stress
And here is why YOU should be conscious about maintaining oral health because a healthy mouth means a healthy body
  • Anxiety disorders contribute to oral problems. If you are stressed, it shows in your teeth.
  • There’s a connection between asthma and oral health
  • Good dental care helps patients with Alzheimer’s improve quality of life. Preventing gum disease can help avoid Alzheimer’s
  • Diabetics must specially take care as they are more prone to oral infections
  • Some medications cause side effects that affect your teeth
  • Heart disease is linked to oral health
  • If you’re a smoker, kick the butt, because it weakens your teeth and makes them fall off
  • A history of gum disease increases the risk of pancreatic cancer
A good diet combined with proper oral hygiene can keep you healthy. 
Read my post titled Why oral hygiene can boost overall health  at B’Khush and tell me what you think!
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Vidya Sury
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After more than a decade in the corporate corporate work, I retired from my corporate career at 33 to focus on family. A change in priorities, and a passion for writing inspired me to start working from home and I am now living my dream as a writer and editor. I write content for clients, blog for businesses and edit manuscripts for publishers/authors. With six blogs of my own and published contributions across the web (The Huffington Post, PTPA, World of Moms, SheKnows), I write to collect smiles and donate to charities. I share stories about all the things I enjoy in life; parenting, mindful living, conversations, coffee, books, food, music, health, DIY, travel, photography and showing my diabetes who’s boss.


  1. Philip Verghese'Ariel'

    September 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Hi Vidya Sury,
    Good to drop in
    Valuable tips on
    oral health,
    Very informative
    and useful
    thanks for sharing

  2. Vidya Sury

    September 6, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Thanks for dropping by, Philip

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