Did you know that there is a covalent connection between your oral health and overall health? Your dental health and body influence each other in many different ways. Your gums play a fundamental role in the overall health of the mouth. If you start to experience a growth of tartar and plaque, it can spread beneath the gum line and spread to the roots of your teeth, jawbone, and the rest of your body. The bacteria from these issues can contribute to other diseases, such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Tips for maintaining the best oral health begins by visiting your dentist at least twice per year. Brush at least twice per day and floss once per day. Eating well-rounded meals with fruits and vegetables can also help you maintain a nicer smile! If you want to set up a dental appointment with California Dental Care, give us a call at (707) 741-6090 or click here.