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Fullerton Orthodontic Services

By October 5, 2017August 11th, 2018Blog, Orthodontic Services

Our Fullerton orthodontic services are about making sure your smile is bright and your teeth are straight. However, there’s more to your overall dental health. Bad oral health has been linked to several other health issues like stroke and heart disease.

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you look after your mouth and teeth so this doesn’t happen to you.

 

Know your medications

As we age, there are certain medications that help us with certain health issues. Unfortunately, these often cause dry mouth. When your saliva dries up, you are more prone to tooth decay and even gum disease.

Even some antibiotics can cause stains on your teeth. Asking your dentist what can be done can prevent this from becoming a health issue. There are even over-the-counter products specifically designed to combat dry mouth.

 

Weight change

Fullerton Orthodontic ServicesIt might sound odd at first, but weight changes can affect the way dentures fit. Think about the difference in the way your favorite jeans get snug after you’ve gained a few pounds. It works the same way with your gums and dentures, since your gums change when you gain or lose weight.

If you haven’t already done this, it’s a good idea to adopt a healthy diet. One rich in fiber and vegetables is best.

 

Alcohol

Bacteria is a problem for people looking to maintain excellent oral health. Alcohol tends to dehydrate your mouth and foster harmful bacteria. That’s why our Fullerton Orthodontic services suggest that you drink in moderation. People with addictions to alcohol generally have corresponding health issues.

 

Smoking

There is a well documented body of research about the harmful effects of smoking on your health. Smoking either cigars or cigarettes can lead directly to periodontitis which is the most severe form of gum disease. Tobacco has also been linked to throat cancer. Smoking also stains your teeth and can give you bad breath. When you practice a healthy regime, your oral health will be good as well. That’s when our Fullerton Orthodontic experts will be able to help you straighten any crooked teeth.

We want you to have a complete oral health package. That’s why you will find a helpful, pleasant atmosphere at 7 Day Dental. We want each and every one of our Fullerton patients to have all the information they need. You can get in touch with us online today.