The health of your teeth, like the health of your body, can be affected by environmental factors.
SACRAMENTO, CA, July 28, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The health of your teeth, like the health of your body, can be affected by environmental factors. For example, the World Health Organization has found that in areas where water is not treated with fluoride, tooth decay, cavities, and tooth loss are much more prevalent. However, teeth health and your environment exceed simple water treatment to include choices that can be influenced by your community and things you are exposed to on a daily basis.
Environment is largely used in its ecological sense as a catch-all for water, air, and soil. However, environment also means the conditions and influences of your immediate surroundings. It is this later definition that we are concerned with here.
In environments where unhealthy foods and drinks are prevalent, dental health often suffers. This can occur in homes and schools, but is not limited to children. Unhealthy office environments are also a leading cause of poor dental health.
In areas where obesity is prevalent, oral health is also poor. This is because the factors that cause obesity such as simple carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrup, refined sugars, and other unhealthy consumables also destroy tooth enamel. Like obesity, teeth health is a result of personal choices and, like obesity, is directly influenced by the environment in which you live.
Take Your Health Back
You can improve the health of your teeth by improving your environment. Get rid of sugary snacks and beverages, opting instead to stock you refrigerator and cabinets with healthy foods and drinks. Drink water or unsweetened tea instead of soda, and choose naturally sweet desserts like apples or berries.
Make sure you brush your teeth after every meal and floss at least once a day. Moderate exercise every day helps keep your body healthy and strong, a good daily oral hygiene routine does the same for your teeth. Visit your dentist every six months for thorough cleanings and examinations. During these visits, your dentist can help you find other ways to improve your environment and keep your teeth healthy for a lifetime.
If you live in or around Sacramento, California and are interested in learning more about teeth and your environment, please visit the website of Advanced Dental Concepts for additional tips from our experienced cosmetic dentist at www.hightechsmiles.com.
Press release service and press release distribution provided by http://www.24-7pressrelease.com