As primary oral healthcare providers and educators, we recognize the important connection between your oral health and your general health. Scientific evidence indicates that poor oral health is linked to:
- heart disease
- increased risk of respiratory -pneumonia for the immune compromised
- Alzheimer’s disease
Additionally, studies suggest that pregnant women with gum disease are more likely to have low birth weight babies.
We also know that gum disease which leads to jaw bone loss and loose teeth, can diminish one’s chewing ability and result in inadequate digestion and nutrition.
Good oral hygiene keeps your teeth securely in your mouth, reduces the need for fillings, enhances the beauty of your smile and reduces bad breath. Improving your oral health will boost your confidence as well as your overall health and wellbeing. Not a bad deal for about 10 total minutes of your time each day and visiting your Registered Dental Hygienist as required
Over the years Nicole has taken a keen interest in learning much about fats, sugar, acids and salt. So much so that in 2015, she became a certified Nutritional Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Reading food labels is important but tricky. She can guide you and offer reference materials to help you make wise food and drink choices. Referrals to Specialists in this field are also available.