20 March is special day for us at Bow Lane Dental Group because it is World Oral Health Day! This initiative is all about spreading the message about the importance of oral health and the impact it can have on our overall well-being. Organised by the FDI World Dental Federation since 2007, every year focuses on a different theme, and the message this time is 'Say Ahh: Think Mouth, Think Health'. According to the organisers, the idea behind this is to empower everyone to keep a healthy mouth, which will in turn maintain your general health and well-being – a message that we're strongly behind!
Your mouth is a mirror
Your oral health can say a lot about what is going on in the rest of your body; the two are inextricably linked, as research has proved time and time again. Not only can the health of your mouth indicate things like nutritional deficiencies, problems here can also happen as a result of other diseases; for example, diabetes has been shown to increase the risk of gum disease. However, this is a two-way street, because problems in the mouth can lead to bigger health issues; research has highlighted a link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease. As you can see, keeping your teeth, gums, and mouth in tip top condition is vital for your overall well-being!
Prevention is best
The old adage of 'prevention is better than cure' is a mantra we strongly live by at Bow Lane Dental Group. We truly believe in uncovering potential problems in their earliest state in order to resolve them in the quickest and most effective way – well before it can turn into anything more serious. It's never too late to work towards optimal oral health, and we're here to help you to achieve exactly that! If you'd like to start making a positive difference to your oral health, give us a call on 020 7236 3600 today to book your Healthy Mouth Review with us!