How Your Oral Health Affects Your General Health
If you think about it, it makes perfect sense: poor oral health is linked to poor physical health. Your mouth is a key entryway into the rest of the body. If the mouth has a chronic infection or disease, then your entire body may be indirectly or directly exposed to those bacteria.
Research shows connections between periodontal disease and poor cardiovascular health, increased risk of stroke, diabetes, problem pregnancies, respiratory diseases, and osteoporosis in women. What’s more, some studies indicate that people who lose all of their natural teeth may have a much shorter life span.
If you want to increase your chances of living a happy, healthy life, treat your body with respect and put your money (and effort) where your mouth is. Try starting with the basics: learn the latest tips, techniques, and tools for top-notch oral hygiene. Then, branch out: incorporate a healthy diet, exercise, fresh air, and sufficient uninterrupted rest. Eliminate unhealthy habits, and remember, taking care of your teeth can benefit your whole body.
How we can help:
- Oral cancer screenings
- Regular check ups and professional cleanings
- Periodontal assessments for gum disease
- Snore guards for peaceful, rewarding sleep
- Restorative dentistry to eliminate bacteria and maintain tooth structure
- Sealants to deter tooth decay
- Fluoride supplements for healthier teeth
As our patients, your health and wellness are important to us. If you have questions about your oral health and its impact on your general health, please call our office, email us, or schedule a consultation today.