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WHY YOU SHOULDN’T DODGE THE DENTIST

Three ways your teeth can impact your health

You’re hitting the gym, eating healthier and generally feeling better about yourself. Have you considered visiting the dentist? Your teeth could be impacting your health more than you think.

1. IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

The discomfort you experience from some oral diseases and disorders can have a negative impact on your physical wellbeing.

But did you know teeth could also affect your mental health? A US study found that people suffering from dental diseases can experience anxiety, depression and poor self-esteem.

Thankfully though, a good diet and regular visits to the dentist can help reduce the risk of oral diseases and disorders.

2. HELP GET A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP

Have you ever experienced sleepless nights because you were rolling around in your bed with a throbbing tooth?

Oral issues, whether caused by gum disease or a simple toothache, can impact your sleeping patterns.

A dentist should be able to identify what’s causing the pain, which will hopefully resolve the issue and help you return to the land of nod every night.

3. KEEP YOUR HEART AND LUNGS HEALTHY

The mouth is often an entry point for infections, which may spread to other parts of the body. International research has even found links between chronic oral infections and heart and lung disease, strokes and even premature births.

Just a few reasons to get a regular check up at the dentist.

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