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This Doctor Explains Why Good Oral Health Leads to a Long and Healthy Life

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According to Martin, besides providing patients with the most modern aesthetic and cosmetic dentistry approaches when creating beautiful, unique and natural-looking smiles, she also enjoys educating communities about proper oral health.

When asked why proper oral hygiene is crucial, Martin explains: “Poor oral hygiene can lead to serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and cancer. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are important to prevent cavities, gum diseases and bad breath. However, if we are talking about overall health, having the latest biocompatible materials in your mouth is also crucial.”

She goes on to explain that most adults who fixed their teeth in any way during the past 30 to 40 years probably still have silver amalgam fillings or had restorations involving porcelain fused to metal. While metals used in dentistry have long been seen as an effective and reliable way of restoring a patient’s teeth, they have also been shown to be potentially toxic to the body.