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Do You Have Your Oral Health Prioritized Properly?
We all know that it is very important that you take care of your mouth on a daily basis. However, do you really take care of it as well as you should? For many, the answer is no. What you need to do is to make sure you have your oral health on the same priority level as the health of your entire body. If you neglect caring for your mouth properly, the effects will carry over to the rest of your body, which is not an option you want.

How to Care for Your Mouth Properly

In order to care for your mouth properly, you need to care for it as you do the rest of your body. You go out of your way to eat healthy foods, which is great. Your teeth need that, too. Plus, you exercise regularly, which helps your body. Your mouth needs attention and time, too.

What Happens if You Neglect Your Oral Health?

If you do not take your oral health seriously enough, it can lead to problems all over your body. When your oral health declines, it can lead to plaque in other parts of your body, like your brain or your heart. It can also increase your risk of things like a stroke or diabetes.

In order to avoid this, you need to make sure that your oral health is important to you, and you show it. The homecare routine that we recommend for you isn’t just designed for your oral health, but also the health of your whole body. Keeping up on your cleanings is also important because they help to lower the bacteria load in your mouth and maintain disease remission for those with perio. If you can keep up with this routine, your oral health is sure to stay optimal.

Ways to Help Reduce Bad Breath
Do you have bad breath now and again? If so, then we are sure you want to figure out ways of reducing that problem. There are several steps you can take to minimize how often you struggle with bad breath. First, make sure you brush well each day. Second, when you brush, don't forget to brush your tongue. A lot of bacteria can hide in those tiny crevices and cause a problem. Third, make sure you drink lots of water each day to remove extra bacteria from your mouth. Finally, make sure you also go out of your way to chew gum that contains Xylitol. It improves your breath and boosts your mouth's health.

What You Drink Affects Your Overall Oral Health
Do you really pay attention to what you drink, or do you just drink things out of convenience and habit? If you are not paying attention to your beverage choices, you could end up harming your oral health without meaning to. Things like sodas and sports drinks can do a number on your mouth. They can damage your teeth plus they can harm your gums. If you want to improve your oral health, then you should make sure you watch what you drink. Opt for tea and water whenever you have the option. They both can do a lot to help improve your oral health!

Dr. Jake and his Team would love to hear from you! Got a question? We can help!

Jacob O. Layer DMD, PC | www.layerdental.com | 541-734-0970
1485 East McAndrews Rd., Medford, OR 97504



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