Can Oral Health Affect My Skin?

Can Oral Health Affect My Skin?

Posted by COMPLETE DENTAL HEALTH on Mar 11 2022, 05:28 AM

Can Oral Health Affect My Skin?

The mouth can be viewed as a portal to a person’s overall health. As a result, a person's oral health can have an impact on their overall health as well as their skin. Poor oral health can lead to a variety of health and skin problems. Albany Dental Health is here for you.

How Dental Hygiene and Skin Is Related

Poor oral health can result in a variety of health issues, such as gum disease, cavities, and bad breath. Although it is uncommon, certain oral issues can result in facial problems. 

If you leave an oral infection that’s left untreated, it will worsen. In some cases, the bacteria can spread far enough to cause acne and breakouts on your skin. This is why you should never put off seeing a dentist if you are experiencing oral pain. It could be a symptom of a more serious problem that could affect other parts of your body, including the skin.

Tips For Dental Hygiene to Reduce Acne

If you believe your acne is related to your oral health, start by brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes each, brushing your tongue daily, flossing daily, and using a fluoridated mouthwash. 

If these don't help, come in for a professional dental cleaning and checkup. We can determine whether you have gum disease, cavities, or a tooth infection, which could be causing your breakouts. These issues, if left untreated, will not only cause pimples, but will also harm the health of your heart, lungs, and other organs.

How to Get Cleaner Teeth and Clear Skin

Acne can be avoided and improved by practicing good dental and oral hygiene. Here are some ways to care for your teeth to avoid and prevent skin problems and keep both healthy.

  • Brush and floss your teeth for two minutes twice a day with fluoridated toothpaste.
  • Maintain a nutritious diet with fruits and vegetables and low in starches and sugars.
  • Throughout the day, drink plenty of water.
  • Replace fillings.
  • Wash away toothpaste residue.
  • Limit tobacco, coffee, and soda.
  • Regularly visit your dentist.

Please let us know at your next appointment if you have any questions about the best habits for a beautiful smile. Albany Dental Health would be delighted to assist you at any time. If you need to schedule an appointment, please call 541.928.662 or come to 1123 Hill Street SE, Suite A, Albany, OR 97322. Please contact us at [email protected] if you require any additional information.

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