You likely already know that you need to take care of your teeth to avoid cavities and unwanted trips to the dentist. However, there are plenty of other reasons why you should be practicing good dental care as well. In this video, you will learn about one of them.
Did you know that poor dental hygiene can be a major contributor to heart disease? It is true. A buildup of plaque and tartar can cause gums to become irritated and swollen. Your gums may even bleed when you floss or brush. This can be extremely uncomfortable to some while others don’t even realize they have gum disease. However, this plaque can also get absorbed into the body and clog up arteries which can lead to heart attacks. Obviously, this is very bad. Therefore, you want to do everything you can to remove plaque and harmful bacteria. The best way to do this is to take good care of your teeth and make regular visits to the dentist. Make sure that you are brushing your teeth two times a day and flossing. If you want to do a little more, you could also consider using mouthwash. You could even make your own mixture as described in this video.