Well, it’s that time of year again; the time for your New Year’s Resolutions. Here at the Dental Health Blog we understand how difficult it can be to follow through on any resolution, with some 80% of people who decide to make changes each year fail to sustain those changes within the first 30 days. And yet, during the past year, we’ve shared numerous blog posts with you that outline the importance of ongoing oral health, and how poor maintenance of your teeth, gums, and mouth can lead to a number of other health problems.

In fact, as more and more research is being done, the list of health problems that are increasingly related to poor dental health continues to grow, including: heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, pancreatic cancer, and of course oral cancers, tooth loss, and other related dental problems.

To recap, here are a few things to consider when you resolve to improve your dental health in 2016:

For anyone with diabetes, taking our Oral Health Quiz could literally save your life:

As outlined in the various blog posts listed above, the research being done on the effects of good oral health continue to provide evidence that maintaining a healthy mouth has far more significance to you and your family than merely being able to enjoy the foods you like the most, or in preserving a pretty smile. The long-term health benefits of proper dental hygiene and visiting your dentist regularly are manifest.

If you’re determined to improve your overall health and wellness this year, make sure to include maintaining a healthy mouth, as well.

The doctors and staff at The Colorado Center for Implant and Prosthetic Dentistry are available to help you determine effective solutions to all of your dental problems. If you would like more information from your Littleton area Prosthodontist, please call to make an appointment today.

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