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Most of us believe that the consequences of poor oral health only lead to oral health issues. However, nothing could be further from the truth.  It improves overall health and wellness when you practice good oral hygiene which includes seeing your dentist twice a year. Practicing good oral hygiene can be beneficial when it comes to preventing pneumonia. The bacteria in your mouth can aid in the development of pneumonia when it’s out of control. Drs. Barnhart, Dr. Joseph and Dr. John Barnhart of Barnhart Dental take pride in educating patients on the overall health benefits of practicing good oral hygiene.

An Ounce of Prevention

Brushing and flossing can go a long way when it comes to keeping oral health issues at bay and decreasing the possibilities of developing other health issues like pneumonia. Both good and bad bacteria live and flourish in your mouth. However, bad bacteria becomes a problem when it goes unchecked and increases disproportionately as a result of poor oral hygiene. The simple action of brushing your teeth can minimize harmful bad bacteria. This is helpful when it comes to preventing bacterial pneumonia. Often, the overgrowth of bacteria can be instrumental when it comes to developing pneumonia.

You can maintain overall health and wellness by practicing good oral hygiene. It lessens your chances of getting pneumonia in addition to maintaining your oral health. Your Vienna, MO dental team takes pride in helping patients improve their oral health which also helps to improve overall health and wellness.

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