Your dental health is no longer just about cavities, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and your smile. Your dental health now is about how long you might live. Your dental health may add or subtract 10 years from your life.
The Dawson Academy, one of dentistry’s most prestigious advanced learning centers for dentistry, in cooperation with the Cleveland Clinic, recently established a top 5 list of things to maintain systemic health and live a longer life. The list includes exercising daily, avoiding tobacco use, managing stress in your life, eating healthy with an emphasis on less refined sugars, less processed foods, and lastly, maintaining healthy oral tissues with no inflammation.