Posted on 6/22/2020 by Crossroads Family Dentistry
Sure, brushing your teeth is a great way to keep dentists off your back AND have a great smile, but is that really it? At Crossroads Family Dentistry, we believe that good dental health is just one part of a holistic approach toward your entire wellbeing, so here are some of our favorite strange and surprising benefits of brushing your teeth!
Better Breathing It's more important than ever to have good respiratory health, and bacteria that grow on the teeth can make their way to the lungs without regular brushing. This can make sicknesses like pneumonia much worse.
Lowered Heart Risk So how important is it really to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time? According to one study, those who didn't were three times as likely to have, or even or die from, a heart attack, heart failure, or stroke.
Brush More, Lose More It turns out the best diet is... Brushing your teeth?! Well, maybe not quite, but the more often we brush our teeth, the less likely we are to snack. After all, who wants the taste of toothpaste AND food in their mouths at the same time?
Babies? That's right, women with gum disease took as much as two months longer to conceive than women who routinely brush and floss. Not only that, but several studies have found a link between men with poor oral hygiene and erectile dysfunction. Plus, who wants to kiss somebody with bad breath?
Protect Your Smile, Protect Your Body At Crossroads Family Dentistry, it's not enough to make sure your teeth are healthy; we want all of you to be healthy. So, make an appointment today to find out how a better smile can mean a better you, and discover why we're Colorado Springs' #1 family dentist!