The secret to a safe mouth and body is the attention you give to your pearly whites. The realization of real world statistics on the oral health of Canadians and the correlation with diabetes is a real eye opener. Yet, hope is there. This infographic that Birch Dental Group has brought to you highlights the percentage of Canadians suffering from bad oral health as well as tips on how to prevent such dental conditions that may lead to diabetes.
Most of the people we meet have a dental cavity, and this infographic reveals that a whopping 96 per cent of Canadian adults have dental cavities, with a fifth of Canadians not being eligible for dental appointments. There is even a fun fact thrown into it that will leave you speechless-just imagine that there are more bacteria in your mouth than the entire population of the Earth!
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However, by watching what you eat, you can avoid other dental problems. Your diet is an enormous contributor to the health of your body, and watching what you put in it will help save you additional dentist trips. Acidic drinks such as sodas and lemon water can damage the enamel of your teeth, slowly eroding it away due to the high phosphorous content and acidic content. These energy drinks may also have a high sugar content, which can play havoc with your blood sugar levels , which in turn can affect your body's nerve endings.
infographic by: birchdentalgroup.com