Maintaining Your Dental Health Can Improve Your Overall Health

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Since birth our parents have drilled into our minds to brush and floss regularly for healthy teeth and gums, but did you know that a healthy mouth can actually improve your overall health too? Gum disease and tooth decay have been linked to heart disease, bacterial infections, and even death in some extreme cases. It only takes 2 minutes twice a day to keep those pearly whites clean and healthy. Don’t like to floss? No worries. Now they have a flosser that uses pressurized water flow to get between those hard to reach places. If you have a smart phone you can download an app for your or your children that plays either a short two minute video or your favorite song so you know exactly how long to brush. No place to brush after a meal? No problem. Just pop in a piece of sugar free gum and let nature take its course since chewing produces an increase in saliva which helps to wash those nasty food germs away. So go ahead and smile!