Your Health:

The state of your overall health is directly linked to the state of your oral hygiene.

Many diseases affecting your health are linked to dental infections. These could be larger infections such as dental abscesses, advanced periodontal disease, or smaller, often chronic problems like gum disease, plaque-induced inflammation and gingivitis. These diseases are the direct or indirect result of the microorganisms that cause infections in the oral cavity.

Poor oral health is linked to:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Cardio-vascular disease
  • Diseases of the lung
  • Diabetes Mellitis
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological diseases
  • Gastric cancer
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Spirochetes bacteria that can lead to Fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Pick’s Disease (FTD, Frontotemporal dementia), Alzheimer’s and ALS

The best way to maintain your oral hygiene is to brush and floss regularly, and to maintain a consistent hygiene schedule with your dentist and hygienist.

The Canadian Dental Association provides more great resources on caring for your oral health and hygiene. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about your oral health and hygiene.