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How Your Oral Health Impacts Your Immune System

African-American woman with gum inflammationLike any other part of your body, the health of your mouth is closely linked to your overall health. This connection is known as the “oral systemic connection” in dentistry and is essential to understanding how conditions such as gum disease can be more damaging to the body than you think. In order to keep your mouth healthy and strong, it is important to take good care of your oral hygiene routine. Drs. Nancy Gill, Dallas Kenson, and Evelyn Qi of Golden Dental Solutions of Golden, CO, can educate you on how to maintain proper oral health and wellness to reduce the risk of experiencing other health complications due to infection and inflammation in the smile.

How Can I Maintain a Healthy Immune System and Reduce the Risk of Developing Periodontitis?

While taking good care of your teeth and gums can help improve the health of your mouth, there are also many ways that you can boost the strength and function of your immune system in order to prevent potential infections or diseases from developing. Some things you can do include:

  • Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
  • Getting regular exercise, which can help improve blood circulation throughout your body and encourage healing from the inside out.
  • Avoiding smoking or using tobacco products, as these can cause not only damage to the teeth and gums but also increase the risk of developing inflammation in your mouth and other health complications.
  • Visiting the dentist regularly. The earlier conditions such as tooth decay and periodontal disease are caught, the more likely they can be treated and reduce the risk of other medical issues over time. In fact, periodontal disease is linked to heart disease, strokes, and even diabetes.

These are just a few things you can do to boost your immune system’s strength. If you would like more information on improving the health of your smile or how we can help improve overall wellness in the body, be sure to contact our team at Golden Dental Solutions today at 303-277-9600.

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