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With study after study proving the link between oral and systemic health, it’s become more apparent than ever before that your oral health is of the utmost importance. Brushing, flossing, and using mouthwash are good basics habits – but it’s time to do more to make sure you have the best oral health possible.

Let’s look at three simple, quick ways you can improve your oral health today.

Quit soda

This may be hard for some people, but soda has two major ingredients that do a number on your enamel – phosphoric and citric acid. A can or more of soda a day will gradually soften your enamel, meaning you’re far more susceptible to cavities and other forms of tooth decay.

Use the right brush

This bit of advice may have you scratching your head, but it’s worth noting. If you don’t use the right brush, your teeth aren’t getting cleaned as effectively. Use a brush with softer bristles, and replace it every three months.

Lower your blood pressure

If you suffer from high blood pressure, that can put a strain on your oral health. The two may not seem directly connected, but research has proven they are. The reason behind this is if you’re eating foods that raise your blood pressure, you’re likely eating foods that aren’t great for your oral health.

It’s worth the time and effort to do these three simple things to improve your oral health. Doing so reduces your risk for heart disease, periodontitis, and diabetes, to name just a few of the complications that can arise from poor oral health.

If you need an oral health screening, or help on establish a good oral hygiene routine, contact us today at 520-413-9714.