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    Poor oral health now linked with poor hearing

    Poor oral health now linked with poor hearing

    It has been found that sub-optimal oral health is associated with our quality of hearing…

    It is no secret that poor oral health can have a devastating impact on the body, with bacteria associated with periodontal disease linked with cancer, stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia – it is certainly important now more than ever to keep those teeth clean and healthy!

    Many people underestimate the power of a healthy mouth, and as a result their oral health routines begin to suffer and become lax. At Karalee Family Dental, we know how important dental health is to the overall health of your body, and believe that the first step to helping you achieve optimal oral health starts with informing our patients.

    How your oral health could be affecting your hearing…

    The connection between your oral health and your hearing may seem hazed however a new study has found that it is actually quite clear-cut: the study found that the harmful bacteria related to gum disease that accumulates in the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation in the body, including the ear canals! The sensitive hair follicles that are found in the ear canal can be affected by these bacteria. Once damaged, these cells cannot reform which results in hearing loss.

    Take care of your oral health to take care of your body…

    At Karalee Family Dental we are committed to providing you with optimal oral health, and urge all or patients to uphold good dental health routines at home – otherwise all our hard work in the dental chair is wasted! We believe that giving you the best service means giving you information on how to best maintain your oral health, which is why we have compiled these great hints and tips to ensure you gain the best oral health routine possible.

    It’s no secret – brush your teeth…

    It is the most important step in maintaining an optimal oral health routine, and the most effective. To brush your teeth properly: brush twice daily, use a soft-bristled toothbrush (as harder bristles can be abrasive and actually harm your tooth enamel), brush for approximately two minutes at a 45 degree angle (this will help eliminate plaque and bacteria on the teeth and along the gum line) and use a toothpaste that contains fluoride.

    Don’t forget to floss…

    It is an imperative part of any oral health routine that many people forget – floss in between your teeth! At Karalee Family Dental we have a saying: only floss between the teeth you wish to keep! By flossing you are removing excess food debris that is caught between the teeth. If you forget to floss you are putting yourself at risk of tooth decay and gum disease which, if left untreated, can result in tooth and bone loss!

    We recommend flossing at night before sleep, as this will remove food particles that would otherwise cause significant damage during sleep. This is because as we sleep we produce less saliva, which creates a more suitable environment for bacteria to feast on tooth enamel and result in decay.

    At Karalee Family Dental we are dedicated to maintaining yours and your family’s oral health…

    If you or anyone in your family is suffering from tooth aches, bleeding gums, loose adult teeth, gum withdrawal or tooth sensitivity, book an appointment at our Karalee dental practice so we can identify, diagnose and treat your issues quickly and effectively.

    To discover more about preventative dentistry or to book an appointment at our Karalee dental practice, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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