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10 Reasons to Care about your Oral Health

10 Reasons to Care about your Oral Health
0 27 June 2016

10 Reasons to Care about your Oral Health

10 Reasons to Care about your Oral Health

Sacramento Denist Sierra Oaks

10. Detecting Dental Problems Early

Finding cavities before they get bigger

Preventing gum disease

Increasing awareness on dental diseases

9. Dry Mouth – www.marshfieldclinic.org

Another source of bad breath

Low production of saliva

Side effects of medication

High risk for decay

Boosts self esteem

More youthful appearance

7. Bad Breath – www.marshfieldclinic.org

Source of anxiety and social embarrassment

High bacteria in the mouth and tongue

6. Gum Disease – www.nidcr.nih.gov

Untreated gingivitis

Loss of bone and teeth

Destruction of bone, gums, and tissue

5. Healthier Pregnancy – www.verywell.com

Mothers with gum disease have a higher rate of premature deliveries

Pregnancy gingivitis

Change in hormones

4. Diabetes – www.deltadentalins.com

People who are diabetic are more prone to getting infections

Can have dry mouth

Higher risk for cavities

3. Oral Cancer – www.deltadental.com

Prevent oral cancer

Early detection in treatment better=survival rate

Twice a year oral cancer exam completed

2. Tooth Loss – www.humana.com

Poor oral hygiene

Irregular dental check ups

Smoking or chewing tobacco

1.Tooth Decay – www.sharecare.com

Top Childhood illness according to the Center for Disease Control

Left untreated can include dental infections and even tooth loss

Can be prevented with fluoride

Dry mouth can aid in tooth decay

Tooth decay, dry mouth, bad breath, oral cancer, gum disease

10 Reasons to Care about your Oral Health