During March, we celebrate World Oral Health Day, and it’s a chance for us to inspire our patients to look after their dental health. No matter your age, taking care of your oral health is essential if you want to enjoy good general health because your mouth and body are intimately connected.
Unfortunately, too many people ignore their dental care, and half of the population worldwide suffer from oral diseases like tooth decay and gum disease, both of which are preventable. These diseases can affect the things we take for granted, like eating comfortably and speaking and smiling with confidence. When you don’t take care of your mouth, it can increase your risk of developing severe health problems, including diabetes and heart disease, respiratory illnesses and even dementia.
Now for the good news! Looking after your teeth and gums mouth doesn’t need to be complicated or time-consuming, and once you have good oral health, it’s relatively easy to maintain it. If it’s been a while since you came to see us here at Mary Street Dental, why not resolve to visit us this month? We can work with you, helping you enjoy optimal oral health all year round.