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What Every Dental Patient Should Know

WHAT EVERY DENTAL PATIENT Should Know THE MOUTH-BODY HEALTH CONNECTION More than 90% of systemic diseases produce oral symptoms DIABETES People with diabetes have an increased risk of developing gum disease CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Bacteria that cause gum disease may also cause inflammation in the arteries Chronic gum disease also makes diabetes harder to control PREGNANCY Severe gum disease may increase risk of preterm delivery and low birth weight As many as 91% of people with heart disease also have gum disease Up to 18% of preterm, low-weight births in the U.S. may be linked to oral infections ANSWERS TO COMMON DENTAL QUESTIONS How often should I see a dentist? Most people should visit the dentist every 6 months When should I brush my teeth? 2 min Use a soft-bristled brush for 2 minutes 2 times per day Which toothpaste should I use? Pick a fluoride toothpaste with the American Dental Association's Seal of Acceptance ADA DEBUNKING DENTAL MYTHS Myth: You shouldn't brush your gums if they bleed Truth: Bleeding gums are a sign of plaque and food buildup, and you must brush them to get them to stop bleeding Myth: People with bad breath don't brush their teeth Truth: Bad breath can be caused by foods, illnesses, or poor dental hygiene Myth: Eating more sugar will cause cavities Truth: It's not the amount of sugar you eat that promotes decay Instead, it's the amount of time sugar stays in contact with your teeth Infographic provided by: Premiere Dental Arts EmiErE DENTAL ARTS A Healthy Life Starts with a Healthy Smile Sources: -Mouth-Is-Good-For-Your-Body/article ckups-and-Dental-Procedures/The-Dental-Visit/article/How-Often-Should-You-Go-to-the-Dentist.cvsp -Hygiene/Brushing-and-Flossing/article/How-to-Brush.evsp

What Every Dental Patient Should Know

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When on the hunt for a good toothpaste, look for brands that have fluoride as an ingredient and a Seal of Acceptance from the American Dental Association. You can learn more about maintaining a health...


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