Pneumonia, Endocarditis and Cardiovascular Disease
Updated: Jul 30, 2021
Could your oral health, in fact be linked your overall health??
Oral care is actually very important! Your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your health as a whole. Your mouth accrues bacteria and is the entry point to your digestive and respiratory tracts. Some of these bacteria as a result of poor dental hygiene can in fact cause disease. Your oral health might contribute to various diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease, pneumonia, endocarditis and pregnancy and birth complications. To protect your oral health and overall health, you should practice good oral hygiene daily:
Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft bristled brush using fluoride toothpaste.
Use mouthwash to remove leftover food particles left over after brushing and flossing
Avoid tobacco use
Eat a healthy diet and limit food with added sugars
Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings
AHCM provides members with access to a large dental network to obtain dental maintenance and preventative care services. https://www.ahcminc.com/