Can Better Oral Hygiene Help Your Immune System?

Of course, dental hygiene is important in and of itself. Healthy teeth, gums, and otherwise lead to a bright, warm smile, which is one of the main reasons most people brush, floss, and see their dentists regularly. However, rarely does one think that when he or she brushes, they may actually be preventing certain illnesses and ailments. Fortunately, good oral health does exactly that.

Throughout the day, you pass food, drinks, medicine, and more through your mouth, which then moves through the rest of your body. That being said, it is no secret that allergens, bacteria, and more can also pass through your mouth. On the other hand, many autoimmune diseases can also affect the mouth, such as Crohn’s disease, diabetes, and more, further illustrating the connection between your mouth and your immune system.

Because of this, we can safely say that a healthier mouth means a healthier you. You can begin improving oral hygiene by eating healthier, providing your teeth, gums, and body with the nutrients they need to thrive. From here, you can brush and floss at least twice a day, morning and night, to reduce the buildup of plaque, which causes tooth decay and can lead to serious infections if not scraped away. Finally, ensure you see your dentist at least twice a year, as he will help ensure your teeth and gums are in tip-top shape, thus drastically reducing your risk of immune system complications. Of course, elective procedures at this time are currently unavailable in New Jersey, however, we believe we will be back open to the public sooner, rather than later.

For any additional questions, please do not hesitate to give our compassionate, knowledgeable New Jersey dental team a call today. We are always here to help.

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