Regularly brushing your teeth will help your teeth get cleaner and healthier; this is pretty much common knowledge (or should be!). The more often you properly maintain your teeth, the better off they’ll be and your Ottawa dentist will thank you for it!
Besides the benefits that maintaining your dental health provides for your teeth, gums and mouth, it can also positively impact the rest of your body. Here are a few other ways in which regular toothbrushing can help your body.
“Prevents Respiratory Disease
According to a 2011 study published in the American Academy of Periodontology , periodontal disease, which is prevented by brushing teeth, is linked to respiratory disease. Researchers found that the bacteria associated with the disease could increase a patient’s risk of developing pneumonia.
Helps With Weight Loss
Food and drink just aren’t palatable after brushing your teeth, which means you’re less likely to keep eating, and more likely to stick to your diet.
Makes You Smarter
In a study by New York University’s College of Dentistry, researchers tested 152 people to evaluate cognitive abilities later in life, and found that there was a relationship between people with periodontal swelling and people who performed poorly on the Digit Symbol Test, a standard way to measure adult IQs. Believe it or not, adults who suffered from gum inflammation were actually an incredible nine times more likely to score on the lower end of the test than those who didn’t have oral health problems.”
Properly and regularly brushing your teeth is definitely the best way to make your whole body healthier and happier.