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Some might be surprised to learn that when it comes to caring for their oral health, more than their mouth is affected. The entire body is afflicted by poor oral care, and in this weeks post in our three part series on how oral health impacts the body, we dive deeper into how your bloodstream can become a concern. Find out more here:

The Mouth

The mouth is the entryway into the body. When we make poor diet decisions, like a diet high in sugar, we not only put our teeth at risk, but our body as well – including our blood.

Bad Bacteria

Without regular brushing and flossing, our mouth can become bad bacteria’s breeding ground. Best bacteria has the means to infiltrate our bloodstream, and caused infection and inflammation to all the places it spreads to. Since blood circulates throughout your entire body around the clock, bacteria can travel quickly and almost anywhere, creating problems that can be easily avoided with a regular brushing, flossing, other oral hygiene treatment and regular dental visits.

Proper Protection

The best way to protect your blood from bad oral health is to practice great oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly. Make sure that you are brushing your teeth and gums for at least two minutes twice a day, flossing daily, and limiting your sugar intake in both foods and drinks.

Overall Health

Oral health is a huge indicator of a persons overall health, and to make sure your blood stays healthy, it is vital to take care of your mouth. If you are looking for a professional team you can trust to do so, give Dental Specialty Associates a call today at (602) 795-5995! Also, when you mention this blog, we can schedule you for a free exam and xrays to check your gum health!