Good Dental health is important in maintaining healthy gums, tongue, teeth and overall systemic health. By taking care of our mouths we are decreasing our risks for possible disease such as periodontal disease, gingivitis, and heart disease, including decreasing our risk factor for tooth decay. What are some factors that are putting our oral health at risk? Not getting adequate enough nutrition or Vitamins and minerals, not getting an adequate amount of fluoride in our diet, sipping pop or drinking coffee multiple times throughout the day placing out teeth at an acidic PH level. These are just some of the factors that come into play. Prevention for good oral health may be, flossing regularly, brushing 2-3 times daily, regular cleaning and Dr. exams, eating healthy by limiting sugar intake, and avoiding tobacco products.
Dental hygiene and nutrition is part of being healthy but not the only factors to consider. Regular exercise and getting enough sleep each night also contribute to a well-rounded healthy lifestyle. Without enough sleep, our bodies lack physical and mental performance. We feel sluggish and lack the motivation that we would normally have. The regular occurrence of sleep deprivation is said to be linked to the development of sickness, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes. Regular exercise can control weight, boost mental and physical strength, change moods, boost energy, and fight health conditions and diseases. What are some of the effects of lack of exercise? Muscle atrophy (where your muscles start to diminish), cardiac decline and increased visceral fat that is where fat starts to gather around your internal organs that may cause fatty deposits that block the valves to your heart leading to cardiac arrest and other health concerns.
Overall the importance of health and healthy living is to live a balanced life of all of these things combined to enjoy the best things in life and to try and be the best you can be in all aspects of health equally.