Oral Health Impacts General Well-being

June Jones, a registered dental hygienists who has worked in communities throughout Kentucky, currently helps patients in and around Atlanta, Georgia. In the lead up to her current position, June Jones supported practices in Glasgow, KY, and Edmonton, KY, in their efforts to improve and maintain each patient’s oral health.

Research suggests that oral health impacts patients’ general well-being. For example, poor oral health has been linked to illnesses as serious as cardiovascular disease. Studies show that the bacteria that give rise to gum and tooth infections may be linked to life-threatening events like strokes. Other health problems linked to oral health issues include premature birth, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Luckily, patients can keep their mouths healthy by following a simple oral hygiene regimen involving daily flossing and brushing. Brushing and flossing work by keeping the harmful bacteria that live in the mouth from growing out of control and causing tooth decay. In addition to practicing good oral hygiene, it’s important to see a dentist for regular checkups.