Are you keeping to your New Year’s resolutions? Improving your health or losing weight are common resolutions, but did you know that your dental health is proven to impact your overall physical health and life span? According to research by the NHS, only 1 in 6 people are aware that gum disease can increase the risk of stroke and diabetes. Our January newsletter looks at dental health and what practical steps you can take to improve it.
For those who may still be recovering from the Christmas overspend, we have also included some information about Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street’s finance options.
If you've made a resolution to improve your smile, then you may be looking for different ways you can look after your teeth. It's fairly common knowledge that you should be brushing twice a day, but what else can we do to have a healthier smile?
Eat enough fruit and vegetables in your diet
A healthy diet is important for both your overall health and your smile. A balanced and healthy diet can improve your immune system, which is responsible for fighting off many of the body’s common diseases, including gum disease.
Healthy foods to include in your diet are things such as fruit, vegetables, pulses and nuts. These all contain antioxidants and other nutrients that help your body defend itself against bacteria and inflammation.
Crunchy fruit and veg, such as apples, carrots and celery, not only help freshen breath but can also help clear plaque from teeth.
Give up smoking
Giving up smoking can be massively positive for your health.Tooth discolouration, cavities, gum recession, gum disease and throat, lung and oral cancer, can all be caused by smoking tobacco.
Did you know that someone who smokes is twice as likely to have missing teeth compared to a non-smoker? Smokeless tobacco is just as harmful to your oral health.
Making it your resolution to reduce or quit smoking will have a big impact, not just on your smile, but also on your overall health. Talk to your dentist or doctor about quitting smoking.
Cut down on alcohol
Many of us are aware that consuming too much alcohol can be bad for our health. But, excessive consumption of alcohol can be especially bad for our oral health.
If you regularly drink large amounts of alcohol, you have a much greater chance of developing mouth cancer. Studies have shown that people who eat unhealthily, smoke, and consume excessive alcohol are also at greater risk of gum recession, which can cause tooth loss.
Going forward, Specialist Orthodontist Harley Street will be open 7 days a week from 9 am to 9 pm. There is no better time than now to book a consultation and see how we can help you fall in love with your smile.
Book your consultation today.
The new year is a great opportunity to begin treatment towards your ideal smile. However, we understand that after Christmas and the end of year festivities, it might be difficult to afford orthodontic treatment. That's why we're offering finance options on our orthodontic treatment, which means you can spread your payment however it suits you. Contact us today to see how we can help you.
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