National Smile Month has recently been running and we thought it would be a great opportunity to highlight oral health and the importance of maintaining healthy teeth!
A healthy smile can genuinely benefit you in so many ways such as your career, your relationships, as well as many more practical ways.
Our teeth play an incredibly important role in our lives, helping us chew and digest food, helping us to talk and speak clearly and they also give our face its shape.
Let’s be honest, it isn’t time consuming or costly to maintain healthy teeth yet many of us still choose to ignore the most basic day-to-day hygiene routines.
A staggering number of us brush our teeth for less than two minutes, our diet includes vast amounts of added sugars and millions of us haven’t visited a dentist in the past two years.
The consequences of these over a long period of time can lead to unnecessary, invasive and expensive dental treatment such as gum disease and tooth decay.
Additionally, the repercussions of poor oral health can go much further than our mouths. An increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, dementia, complications during pregnancy and male sexual health problems are just a few of the likely outcomes of not looking after our teeth.
It’s therefore essential that you take the best possible care of your oral health and this can be done in some very simple ways:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks.
- Visit your dentist regularly.
Here at Nugent Santé we can support both individuals and corporates through our dental care schemes.
We offer a range of comprehensive Denplan policies for corporate businesses as well as health cash plans which can cover the cost of dental treatment for employees. Individuals can also benefit from our flexible Denplan policies ensuring they are covered, whatever treatment they may require.
Let us help you improve your oral health and you’ll soon see what a remarkably positive difference it can make to other aspects of your life.
Call our friendly and professional team on 01772 585085.