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Happy New Year & Happy Travels!!!

January 22, 2020

We are very grateful to start a new year and to continue to provide our patients with optimum dental care, from general dentistry services to more advanced restorative dentistry treatments. We hope this New Year brings many blessings and new adventures for everyone. What are your New Year resolutions? Living healthier, daily exercise, more traveling? For healthier living, be conscious to consume a variety of foods so you can absorb enough vitamins for better skin, hair and bone health. Having healthy bones is essential to keep our teeth stable for many years. Make sure to stay hydrated with plenty of water and stay away from acidic or sugary drinks, which can create a favorable environment for bacteria to grow. Daily exercise prevents unwanted weight gain, reduces the risk for heart disease, and controls sugar levels in the body. Also, it will help strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your mental health and mood, improve sleep, and may increase chances of a longer life.

CNN release their list of the best places to travel in 2020, which includes some beautiful locations we would love to visit! Los Lagos, Chile provides visitors with plenty of sun and astonishing landscapes. Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark with its famous Copenhagen Museum, was surveyed to be the happiest place on Earth! Another place on their list was the Dead Sea in Israel, where you can float your worries away!

Whether you’re traveling, site seeing, or spending time with family and loved ones, remember that good oral health is important for your overall health and wellbeing. Many systemic diseases that interfere with the body’s inflammatory system may worsen the condition of the gums, and gum disease treatment is essential. Diabetic patients are at higher risk for dental infections and are more vulnerable to experience tooth loss (which could require dental implants), tooth decay (prompting dental fillings), and gingival inflammation. Patients with anemia have low blood cells count, which mean low oxygen level that may also cause gum disease. Research has found that bacteria that grows in the oral cavity can be aspirated into the lungs and cause respiratory diseases such as pneumonia, especially in people with periodontal disease. This happens because the bacteria living in the plaque and tartar produces toxins which are spread through the blood stream and throughout the body.

So, pack your electric toothbrush and continue to floss daily throughout your travels since healthy mouth equals healthy you!

Happy New Year from all of us at Artful Smiles!

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