I know you must hear about taking good care of your teeth and gums from your dentist or the hygienist each time you visit the dental office. What you normally don't hear is the overall affect that poor oral hygiene has on the entire body and most of us don't realize that taking care of your teeth and gums will help reduce health care costs by 21% annually!
Unless you are free of dental disease, particularly gum disease, you can never be healthy! Thus, you must be clear about this; the effect of gum disease on overall health is far more serious than its effect on your teeth. In fact, moderate to severe gum disease can actually reduce your life-expectancy.
If you are serious about improving your oral and overall health, increasing your life-expectancy and reducing dental and health care costs, you must commit to eliminating gum disease!In order to reduce your health care costs and increase your life expectancy, one must take good care of their oral health.
Tom McGuire, DDS
Founder, Dental Wellness Institute