We are all aware that brushing your teeth on a regular basis prevents cavities and keeps you smiling. But there are many other surprising benefits, including these eight that don’have to do with your teeth!
According to a study published on the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, participants who did not brush on a regular basis had a 65% greater chance of developing dementia compared to those who did brush. So don’t forget to brush!!
A study in the American Journal of Medicine found that regular brushing decreases the chance of a Stroke!
As any dentist,hygienist or physician could tell you, regular brushing (and flossing) helps to prevent gum disease but you may not know that along with causing stinky breath and unattractive smiles, gum disease is a major indicator of heart disease and the #1 cause of tooth loss in adults.
A study published by the Journal of Periodontology has shown that increased brushing decreases the risk of respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and COPD. Why? Bacteria which form on the teeth make their way into the lungs and respiratory track, wreaking havoc along the way.
Dental researcher Dr. Caitia Gazola has shown that having healthy teeth and gums increases the chances of having healthy babies. And men -you aren’t off the hook! not brushing your teeth really can exclude from the entire pregnancy process-Women just like clean teeth!
Prevention Magazine has reported that regular brushing can help you maintain a healthy weight! Why? Brushing your teeth indicates to your brain that mealtime is over. Plus – food just doesn’t taste as good with squeaky clean teeth!
OK guys here’s your turn. Several studies have shown that men with poor oral hygiene are at greater risk for erectile dysfunction. Scared Yet??
Have a heart -a healthy one at least -The American Journal of Medicine has linked dental health with heart attack risk.
So if clean teeth, fresh breath, a beautiful smile aren’t enough, here are 8 reasons why brushing your teeth on a regular basis can save your life. As important as brushing your teeth is doing it correctly and if you are not getting regular cleanings your efforts aren’t nearly effective. At Dr McGarry’s office we care about your dental and medical health too!! So if you have any questions or need to may an appointment please call us right away at 810-735-9426. We are here to help you!
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012