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Regular Dental Checkups Help Safeguard Oral Health and Overall Health

Updated: Dec 18, 2018

Proactive prevention is the best approach to preventing oral health problems. It will encompass dental healthcare measures at home and professional dental care.

Key takeaways:

Cavities are caused by sugary foods and should be filled as soon as possible to prevent damage to nerves.

Bad breath could be a pointer to gum disease, a gut problem or post-nasal drip. A dental visit will diagnose the root cause of the problem.

Cankers and cold sores are a source of concern if they persist for 2 or 3 weeks. See your dentist to get the cold sores treated.

“Research shows that infections in the mouth can travel via the bloodstream, permeating organs and your immune system,” says Dr. Habsha. “Studies have linked poor oral hygiene, tooth decay and periodontal disease to a number of illnesses, including heart and respiratory disease.”

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For further information or advice contact College Street Dental Centre in Petersfield, Hampshire on 01730 263180


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