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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
June 09, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Bad Brushing Can Make You Sick

You Can Get Dementia And Heart Disease From Poor BrushingDangers of Gingivitis and Plaque To Your Health-WEBMD Article  This is a great article on the dangers to your overall health by not taking good care of your teeth and gums.  I bet you didn't know that poor brushing can lead to full body disease and illness.

According to the article studies have identified a connection between gum disease and general health.  Those problems include:

  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatioid Arthritis
  • Premature Birth

The direct cause has not yet been identified but it is believed to be from the large amount of bacteria that builds up in your gums when you don't have regular cleanings and do your proper home care.  It is thought that the bacteria breaks loose and enters your bloodstream then settles in other places in your body.  It has a bad affect on the place that it settles causing changes that lead to full blown disease.

Learning this can be shocking when you first hear of it.  The simple act of brushing and flossing your teeth not only makes your mouth healhier but can save you from very serious full body disease.  Said more simply, brushing your teeth will change and maybe save your life.  This just another reason to use your floss and brush daily.  Get that bright smile and live better too.

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