Good dental health is very important. Not only does having clean and healthy teeth help to give you the confidence to smile your brightest at all times, but it ensures that your teeth and gums are able to properly do what they were made to do in the first place. Maintaining great dental health can also help reduce your risk of serious illness.
“Oral bacteria may be involved in several kinds of stroke, including brain hemorrhages and strokes that lead to dementia, says a new study. Strokes are characterised as either ischemic strokes, which involve a blockage of one or more blood vessels supplying the brain, or hemorrhagic strokes, in which blood vessels in the brain rupture, causing bleeding. ‘This study shows that oral health is important for brain health. People need to take care of their teeth because it is good for their brain and their heart as well as their teeth,’ said study co-author Robert Friedland from University of Louisville School of Medicine in the US.”
The key to the best overall health lies in making the best decisions for your oral hygiene and otherwise. Start by contacting your Ottawa dentist to schedule an appointment.