When you have a healthy lifestyle, it will impact throughout every part of your body, including your mouth; similarly if you keep your mouth healthy, this will also reflect back into your body. Your mouth is like the front gates to the rest of you; it takes in food and drinks to help nourish you and takes in the air to feed your heart and your blood; so it is crucial that you keep it healthy at all times. Between you and your dentist, you should be able to ensure that your mouth is free from decay and disease, which are ever-ready to pounce should you trip up. Each day, you will need to brush the surfaces of your teeth at least twice a day with good toothpaste, floss between them and then rinse with a decent mouthwash to avoid any chance of plaque building up around your teeth. Then twice a year, your dentist can inspect you to search for any problems: if you get the all clear, it means, you are looking after yourself well and doing the right things. It’s when things go wrong in your mouth though, when you need to worry and you must ensure you overcome the problems quickly, otherwise, it will start to affect the health of your body too- the perfect example of this is gum disease. This can infect your heart and in the long term, cause it to fail; it can also attack other vital organs in your body and if you get to this stage, it is very difficult to recover from. Clifton Dental of Bristol serves the Bath area; they can supply you with detailed information on the relationship between your health and your oral hygiene, so if only for peace of mind, give them a call today if you have any doubts about what you are doing.