You remember your parents urging you to take care of yourself growing up. Eat your veggies and brush your teeth daily. Well there was good reason for that.
Aside from preventing bad breath, cavities and tooth decay new research shows that taking care of your teeth can prevent cancer.
Or more notable, poor dental hygiene may lead to cancer.
You may realize that inadequate brushing will often lead to inflammation of the gums, and inflammation is often associated with cancer.
Many people know that poor oral health will sometimes lead to cardiovascular disease.
There is a lot of research supporting the connecting between gum disease and cancer.
How to Fight Gum Disease
Make sure you brush and floss regularly. Visit your dentist regularly as well. What you eat will also make a big difference on your overall health as well. Eating too many foods with sugar and drinking soft drinks can lead to dental problems including tooth decay. Eat more nutrient-rich, whole foods combined with fresh leafy vegetables which can help prevent cancer as well.
You can be the super hero to your future self by taking care of yourself today.
Here are tips on how to practice good dental habits:
• Brush your teeth every day and for great health after every meal.
• Invest in an electronic toothbrush
• Use mouthwash after your brush your teeth
• Floss at least once a day.
• Visit your Dentist regularly
Dr. Robert Thompson, a dentist in NW Portland, suggests making your teeth health a priority.