World Health Day, which is April 7th, is annually recognized to bring attention to our health globally. This was first celebrated in 1948 and became officially acknowledged on April 7, 1950. The World Health Organization and other organizations associated with them sponsor this day with the intention to spread information on important health-related topics. Doing our share in educating others, we wanted to express the significance of dental health.
Effects on the Body
Dental health is a fundamental part of our overall well-being. Our mouths are connected to much of our body functions and potential health conditions when not properly cared for. Lack of a good oral hygiene regimen is linked to diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and many other health concerns. The more we do our best in keeping our oral care a priority, the less we need to worry about these medical issues.
Research shows how our dental health is linked to our general health. There are different microorganisms collected in our oral cavity that are safe and actually help us. But some of them that do not belong can become dangerous when bacteria that produce acid are present. This is usually caused by a diet that is high in sugar. Sugar can create an environment that aids in destroying teeth and harming the body as a whole. The source of many ailments is inflammation from oral bacteria. This occurs when sugar in the food we eat is not completely removed.
A mass amount of health problems, especially in regards to oral care, occur without any symptoms. We have to take care of our teeth and bodies as a whole by brushing twice a day and flossing once a day to help in combating any possible health risks. Drink plenty of water, while avoiding acidic, sugary beverages. Our diet should include lots of fruits, vegetables, and foods that are high in fiber and low in sugar and fat. Last but not least, we must visit the dentist to perform regular checkups to ensure our dental health is at its best. This World Health Day take the time to start implementing these health practices to maintain a great smile.
Here at Dental Made Easy, we are always available to help you with your dental needs! Book an appointment with us today!
Your Dental Health
When it comes to your health, trust in the dentists at Dental Made Easy. Dental Made Easy has the best dental practices in New York City and we are open on Sundays as well as late evenings. All of our dental offices are open and accepting new patients at this time. We are rated among the top dental practices in New York, NY with numerous 5-star reviews on Google, Yelp, and Facebook. For a teeth cleaning or exam, we recommend calling or booking an appointment online with one of our talented dental professionals. All new patients may also take advantage of our $149 Cleaning Special that includes an exam and x-rays of our Free Dental Implant Consultation Special.
To set up your appointment give us a call at (844) 979-EASY (3279). We have offices in Forest Hills, and Garden City Park. Walk-ins welcomed, we take emergencies and we are open on late nights to accommodate patients with a busy schedule. We hope to see you soon!