You might not know this, but taking good care of your oral hygiene is pretty important for your overall health. In fact, poor oral health might be related to diabetes, since 22% of the people diagnosed with diabetes are prone to suffer from gum disease.
According to this infographic by Birch Dental Group, 96% of Canadian adults have had dental cavities, and 1 in 4 don’t visit their dentist regularly. And here’s a terrifying fact, you have more bacteria in your mouth than the whole Earth’s population. Then, don’t you think that you should keep your mouth clean and healthy?
If you would like to prevent diabetes and oral health problems, here go some tips. Firstly, live healthy by following a balanced diet and doing regular exercise. Secondly, quit smoking and drinking acidic beverages. And finally, brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day for at least 3 minutes. By following these rules and visiting your dentist regularly, you will be able to enjoy a healthy and smiley life.
An infographic by Birch Dental Group.