Flossing regularly and eating whole grains can help prevent periodontal disease.
My wife loves Dr. Oz. She watches his show as often as she can, regularly discovering little tips and ideas on how we can live longer, healthier lives.
This past Friday, I came home to Meridith telling me about the importance of giving up our bad habits. Dr. Oz’s Friday show covered the risk bad habits have on our overall health. He did a segment on the impact curing just one bad habit would have on your overall life and health. Audience members shared their secrets – everything from smoking, to not sleeping, to eating late at night, and the results were incredible. If audience members stopped those habits today,. they would not only live longer, they would live lives that were far healthier.
And yes, there was even a habit related to your dental care. One audience member wanted to stop neglecting her teeth – that was her bad habit. Dr. Oz’s response. If she would start flossing her teeth regularly, starting right now, she could extend her life by six years. She would cut her risk of heart disease, diabetes and several other diseases so common as we grow older.
Doctors and researchers are discovering that the care of your teeth is becoming more and more important to your overall health. Next time your in, please take a moment ask us questions and let us share several tips and ideas of how you can improve your overall dental health. The care of your teeth and gums is important to us, and we want all of our patients to live longer, healthier lives! For more on Dr. Oz and his tips of oral and overall health go to www.droz.com.