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We all know maintaining good oral hygiene is not only critical for your teeth and gums, but it impacts overall health too.
Conversely, if you are not taking care of your teeth, you could be in for serious problems down the road, including a few that you might not have considered.
Here are five problems you could face in the not-too-distant future simply by neglecting your oral health:
1. Your confidence could take a hit
It’s no secret that a healthy-looking smile boosts one’s self-esteem. But the opposite is also true. Poor dental health will not only diminish one’s appearance—and confidence—it can lead to bad breath, as well.
2. You could render your teeth less effective
Neglecting your teeth today can severely impact your ability to eat the foods you love in the future. Imagine not being able to bite into an apple or chew a steak!
3. It could affect your heart
While researchers don’t yet fully understand the link between heart health and oral health, there appears to be a correlation between heart disease and gum disease. At the very least, regular visits to the dentist could potentially help to identify warning signs of heart problems.
4. It could affect your unborn baby
It is very important for pregnant women to pay close attention to oral health as hormonal changes can lead to a variety of problems such as bleeding gums and pregnancy gingivitis. Women with poor oral health have increased risks of delivering a pre-term baby, or of developing pregnancy-related hypertension.
5. You could miss signs of other health problems
There’s a strong connection between the mouth and other health conditions, especially when it comes to someone’s diet. Often times dentists are able to make recommendations to patients based on what they see. Dentists can occasionally identify signs of diabetes, vitamin deficiencies and even oral cancers during routine check-ups, which is why it’s important to visit the dentist regularly!
Contact Family Care Dental Clinic for your consultation today!
We at Family Care Dental Clinic offer our clients a wide range of comprehensive dental services for the whole family. Our dentists can help everyone in your family understand the importance of proper oral hygiene over time and the positive effects it has on your health. At Family Care Dental Clinic, we treat our clients to a soothing environment where they can receive quality dental care no matter what their needs are. Call (604) 987-3545 or write us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with a member of our excellent team!