This article found at smallbiztrends.com by Annie Pilon discusses the relationship between dental health and overall health, and the benefits to employers of providing employee dental health plans so they can take better care of their oral hygiene and prevent dental emergencies.
“…for business owners, providing employee dental health care isn’t just a bonus that can make your benefits package look more attractive to employees. It can actually have a huge impact on employees’ overall health, quality of life and even their productivity at work.”
“According to the National Association of Dental Plans (NADP), people without employee dental health benefits insurance reported higher incidences of a variety of other illnesses. For example, periodontal disease has been shown to make other health conditions like diabetes worse. In addition, people who have access to dental coverage are more likely to practice good preventive care, which can help keep them healthier overall.”
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We know how important it is to practice good oral hygiene, and now it looks like employers are understanding this lesson as well.
If you notice that your gums are starting to bleed then it’s almost certainly a sign of gum disease. The effective treatment plan is to begin by seeing a dentist who will conduct a complete examination or your dental health.
Unfortunately people don’t realize they may have gum disease until it’s far too late, seeing as it’s not painful in the beginning. However, bleeding gums can be due to a few other factors as well, for example brushing too hard, not flossing, taking certain medications, hormonal changes in the body and also diabetes.
Sometimes it’s normal to discover a bit blood after brushing and flossing, but it’s not something that should happen consistently. Once the bleeding gets to be a consistent occurrence we advise that you do the following:
- Use a soft toothbrush and brush at least 2 times each day for a couple of minutes
- Floss at least one time every day
- Use salt water to rinse or perhaps a mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol
- Refrain from smoking or chewing tobacco, as it tends to aggravate the bleeding
- Lessen your sugar intake and try to avoid eating between meals
- If you have dentures, you may need to get them re-aligned
In addition to these suggestions, please go to a dentist. Obtain a professional diagnosis with all the necessary treatment at the earliest opportunity, because leaving the issue unattended will undoubtedly ensure it will get worse.
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