General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Do lifestyle choices influence dental health?
Your beliefs on living a healthy lifestyle may be similar to those held by the majority of people, who feel that living a healthy lifestyle begins with eating plenty of fruits and vegetables and engaging in regular physical activity is the only way to achieve it.
When it comes to overall health and fitness, both of these factors are important. However, the truth is that your dental health, namely the state of your teeth and gums, has a huge impact on your fitness and well-being.
Among other things, gum disease has been linked to everything from pneumonia to atherosclerosis to exacerbated diabetes symptoms, just to name a few examples.
Good dental health practices
As a result, brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and going to the dentist on a regular basis are all essential to good oral health.
How lifestyle choices influence your dental health
Of course, this does not mark the conclusion of the story. Stress, smoking, drinking, using prescribed and non-prescribed medications, using illegal drugs, having your tongue and lip pierced, and other factors can all have a negative impact on the health of your teeth and gums, and thus on your general health.
No matter how much you take care of your body, it will have an affect on your dental health at some time, and that impact will eventually extend to your whole health.
At Gold Coast Smiles, we are committed to maintaining your oral health for the rest of your life. Maintaining a relationship with the same dentist ensures that they are familiar with your medical history and are able to provide advise on appropriate dental hygiene habits.