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Louise Piercy – blog post February 2015

February 13, 2015

All things lovely.

With Valentines Day upon us this month and with love in the air it is important we take care of our oral health and general wellbeing.

Recently the press have been reporting on the  introduction of a smoking ban in cars when carrying child passengers. Children are so vulnerable to second hand smoke this new regulation in our opinion, should have been brought in  at the same time as the original smoking ban back in 2003; but better late than never! This will hopefully reduce the exposure of children to second hand smoke. National No smoking day is on March 11th  it is a time many smokers consider  giving up you can receive full support through the charity ‘smoke free NHS ‘who can provide you with all the different methods to help you for kick  the habit for good. Visit them at  www.nhs.uk/smokefree

Having a healthy mouth is now closely linked with having a healthy heart. There are some easy steps that you can take to lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, while helping to keep your teeth and gums in good condition too.

Eating healthily is so important; a healthy diet low in cholesterol and refined sugars will help you reduce the risk of developing heart disease. By maintain a healthy diet you will also help make sure that your teeth and gums get all the vital nutrients that they need and reduce the risk of decay. Staying active is closely linked with healthy eating, if you are physically active you’re less likely to suffer from heart disease than those who aren’t. When you perform exercise at any age your body releases endorphins these chemicals make you feel good and in turn leads us to being happier, even more reason to take good care of your mouth and your smile.

Visiting your dental team regularly will help ensure you receive the best care for your mouth. We are here to help, advise and to spot any potential problems with your teeth and gums before they start to cause you any major problems.

Stopping smoking and stopping or limiting alcohol consumption are good ways to improve your general heath

Smoking is the leading cause for heart disease, there is also an increased chance of developing gum disease and, worst of all mouth cancer. Drinking too much alcohol can also have negative effects on your heart and mouth; by ensuring you stay within the governments recommended daily guidelines you will decrease these risks.

We hope you have alovely valentines weekend and stay tuned for more blogs in the future