Your dentist has been nagging you to brush twice a day and floss daily for as long as you can remember -- and while those habits, along with regular cleanings, are key components to keeping your teeth and gums healthy, it turns out that how well you take care of your mouth could actually affect your entire body.
What does flossing have to do with the rest of your body? Your mouth is the gateway to your body -- and it's not a very pristine gateway. It's actually filled with bacteria. In fact, there are more bacteria living in your mouth than there are people on earth. The bacteria that can build in your mouth can cause problems in the rest of your body as well – in fact, oral hygiene has a deep connection to many diseases and physical ailments. And, flossing is a key piece of the puzzle to maintaining a healthy mouth – and body.
So how do we make sure we’re putting our best, healthiest smile forward? In this interview, Dr. Marc Lazare will share his professional tips for a perfect smile that can actually positively impact your overall health, too. Dr. Lazare can also share insight on other aspects of your oral health, including:
- How stress takes a major toll on overall oral health
- Which everyday foods can bring about a whiter smile and other tips for a whiter smile
- How exactly your mouth can affect the health of your whole body
- Tips to brush up on your oral care habits
This interview is brought to you by Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro.
About Dr. Marc Lazare:
Dr. Marc Lazare is a renowned lecturer, dental columnist, featured author in peer reviewed dental journals, teacher, consultant, inventor, and President of Cosmetic Innovations, Inc. Dr. Lazare is well regarded by his peers, recognized as an authority on Cosmetic Dentistry and known by many as ‘Dentist to the Stars’. He has recently authored a book titled: Dr. Lazare’s - The Patient’s Guide to Dentistry. Dr. Lazare is also the developer of the Dental Expert, Pediatric Dental Expert and Dental Clinic Apps for the iPhone, iTouch, iPad and android phones. The Dental Expert app is a patient’s guide to understanding all aspects of dentistry and its procedures. Additionally, he has been a columnist for 5 different magazines, has been published in numerous other magazines and dental journals, and lectures extensively on teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and other aesthetic techniques, along with speaking about the importance of nutrition as it applies to dentistry. Dr. Lazare holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a D.D.S. degree from New York University College of Dentistry.