Did you know that poor dental hygiene can affect other parts of your body besides causing bad breath, aching teeth and cavities? The consequences of not regularly brushing your teeth or visiting a dentist can reach far beyond having a less than favorable smile.
As part of National Dental Hygiene Month, the info-graphic below illustrates Dental Health statistics in America.
Info-graphic courtesy of University Associates in Dentistry.
Remember to avoid tooth discomfort and oral tissue pain, don’t delay or avoid visiting a dentist! Prolonging a dental visit can create dangerous and costly affects to your overall health.
Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, dry mouth can increase your chances of thrush and cavities. Avoid spicy or sugary foods, alcohol, excessively cold or hot drinks especially if you suffer from dry mouth.
Check out more tips here on how to maintain your dental hygiene.