National Smile Month continues in Leicester
helping Leicester smiles last a lifetime!
For most people, maintaining a good level of oral health is a simple task. It doesn’t take a lot of time and isn’t costly yet many of us ignore the very basics when it comes to our oral health.
Did you know that many of us brush for a LOT less than two minutes?! Our diet as a nation has become over-reliant on added sugars while millions of us haven’t seen a dentist in the last two years.
This can lead to unnecessary, invasive and expensive treatment. There are direct oral health problems that can arise such as gum disease and tooth decay while the repercussions of poor oral health can further affect our general health and wellbeing.
An increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, dementia, complications during pregnancy and male sexual health problems are just a few of the likely outcomes of not looking after our teeth.
So there we have it. The benefits of developing and maintaining a healthy mouth are clear for all of us to see, as are the dangers of an unhealthy mouth. Following the basic rules and adopting a sensible daily routine should be high on all our agendas. If you have any concerns regarding your teeth or oral health then contact our friendly Leicester dental practice to book a consultation with a team member.