Face is the index of mind. Mouth is the index of good health.
Do we visit the dentist regularly ? 80% of people would say, No. Maintaining good oral hygiene is very crucial. Health problems such as diabetes, heart diseases, osteoporosis, respiratory diseases are connected with oral hygiene. Recent studies have confirmed there is a correlation between gum diseases and cardiovascular diseases that leads to heart attack and / or strokes.
How oral hygiene is connected preventive healthcare ? Dentistry has a special branch for preventive dentistry that deals with prevention of disease and maintenance and promotion of oral health. Preventive dentistry consists of counseling, fluoride application Diet care and regular visit to the dentist with a goal to establish control of dental disease or in continuing to maintain good oral health thru clinical tests, treatments and patient education.