Oral health is essential to general health and well-being at every stage of life.

A healthy mouth enables not only nutrition of the physical body, but also enhances social interaction and promotes self-esteem and feelings of well-being.

The mouth serves as a “window” to the rest of the body, providing signals of general health disorders. For example, mouth lesions may be the first signs of HIV infection, aphthous ulcers are occasionally a manifestation of Coeliac disease or Crohn’s disease, pale and bleeding gums can be a marker for blood disorders, bone loss in the lower jaw can be an early indicator of skeletal osteoporosis, and changes in tooth appearance can indicate bulimia or anorexia. The presence of many compounds (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, drugs, hormones, environmental toxins, antibodies) in the body can also be detected in the saliva.

In the presence of the inflammation of chronic gum disease you are making your body susceptible to other diseases: diabetes, heart disease and dementia. They are now researching the possibility of rheumatoid arthritis  link too.

Periodontitis is the 6th most prevalent disease throughout the world. It is often ‘silent’ and can be present for decades without your realising.

Prevention is key and Flying Smiles aim is to work along side you and coach you on how to keep your mouth healthy which in turn keeps you healthy!

Win! Win!

When you are home-bound, compounded with long term medication and softer or processed diet Flying Smiles can help you keep on top of your oral health.

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