Studies show the importance oral care plays on overall health

According to an article by Business Wire, Oral-B is collaborating with Scientific American and its Custom Media Division (SACM) to investigate new research linking oral health and overall health, with many people being unaware of the impact chronic periodontal diseases can have on wider systemic diseases.

By leading in the way in technology, innovation and research, the brand is doing everything it can to help protect oral health and educate people on this important connection.

In fact, Oral-B and SACM will be releasing a series of content, which will include educational resources from leading medical and dental researchers. This content will assist readers in gaining a better understanding of the connection between oral health and whole body health.

With an estimated almost 3.5 billion people being affected by oral diseases and in the midst of a global health pandemic, oral health is currently at crisis level. This means it is more important than ever to safeguard both your oral health and overall health.

“Over 700 studies substantiate the notion that great oral health habits can be a simple step in improving one’s overall health,” VP and publisher at Scientific American, Jeremy A. Abbate, said. “It’s proven that periodontitis increasingly poses a significant risk to the development and progression of multiple systemic conditions and gum disease is the mouth’s way of warning us of potentially more serious issues to come, so it’s important to heed those early warnings.”

Warning signs can be as minor as bleeding gums or tooth loss, but this can lead to more severe conditions such as cognitive loss, pregnancy complications, poor diabetes control and the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, among others.

To maintain a healthy mouth and body, Oral-B is encouraging people to take their health into their own hands by following a daily holistic Oral-B regimen:

1. Electric toothbrush with a round-head

Oral-B brushes are designed round to adapt to each tooth and reach between the teeth. The Oral-B iO’s revolutionary technology removes 100% more plaque than a manual brush to give a professional clean feeling each day.

2. Stannous fluoride toothpaste

Stannous Fluoride (SnF2) helps to protect gums against bacterial plaque.

3. Mouth rinse

Mouth rinses containing bioavailable cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) formulated at 0.07% helps to reduce plaque.

4. Interdental cleaning

Plaque easily accumulates and hides between teeth where brushing can’t reach. Regular cleaning between teeth helps to remove plaque and helps protect gums.

5. Regular oral-gealth check-up

Partner with your dental professional regularly to prevent and detect signs of gum infection at its earliest stages.

To find out more about the study, click here.