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A link has been found in many health studies that connect your oral health and your overall health. That is why keeping excellent care of your teeth and smile could help you with your overall body. Essential tips for maintaining your oral health include brushing and flossing each day. If you brush twice a day, for two minutes a day, this can help keep away bacteria and gum disease. If you wear dentures, remember to clean them thoroughly daily and remove them at night to keep your gums healthy.

Other factors that can increase your risk of serious oral health problems such as cancer include tobacco, which can also put your body at risk for other cancers. Smoking or any tobacco use can increase your chances of gum disease, which could lead to tooth loss and eventually bone loss. That is why avoiding this habit could be beneficial to your health in a number of ways in the long run.

Drs. Findlay and Pitner here at Pitner Family Dentistry in Bessemer, Alabama, care for your health and smile. Keeping your smile healthy and happy may help improve the quality of your overall health too. If you need a professional dental checkup, please call our team today at 205-426-2644 to talk to an expert. We are always happy to talk to you.