If you have decided to make 2019 your healthiest year start at the top – with your mouth!
Just a few small changes will make a world of difference to both your oral and your overall health. According to Dr. John Evanish, III of Horizon Dental Care, “There’s a synergic relationship between oral health and overall wellness. Gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.”
Dr. Evanish tells patients to brush twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once to protect their teeth from decay and gum disease. He also recommends eating more fruits and vegetables because a well-balanced diet improves the immune system and makes you less susceptible to gum disease. If you smoke or chew tobacco, he advises quitting. Smoking and tobacco cause nothing but harm to gums, teeth and your overall health. It also puts you at risk for oral, throat and lung cancer. And finally, both Dr. Evanish and the American Dental Association recommend seeing your dentist for a regular check-up and cleaning twice a year to keep your oral health in tip top shape. “Make a healthy mouth a priority, and your entire body will thank you for it,” says Evanish.
Commit to better health by scheduling your regular dental check-ups right now. Horizon Dental Care offers a free consultation and patient check-up for new adult patients at all four of their offices in Scranton, Hawley, Honesdale and Stroudsburg. They work with all insurances. They offer an in-house discount dental plan, the Horizon Plan, for individuals, families, or seniors, without insurance. For more information or to schedule an appointment visit www.horizondentalcares.com.