During the current pandemic, oral health is probably the furthest thing from your mind.
However, it is important to understand that maintaining your oral health is imperative to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that the health of your teeth and gums can provide insight into your overall health, and that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body?
Research shows that good oral health may actually prevent certain diseases from occurring. There is a relationship between gum (periodontal) disease and health complications such as stroke and heart disease. More than 90% of all systemic diseases including Diabetes, Leukemia, Heart disease, Kidney disease, pancreatic cancer and oral cancer, have oral complications such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and gum disease.
Additionally, poor oral hygiene can contribute to oral and facial pain, digestive issues, infections and sepsis. So what can you do? Seeing a dentist regularly allows your dentist to monitor developments that may point to other health issues. At home, brush twice a day, floss daily, eat a healthy diet, and avoid tobacco products. Although our office is currently not open for preventative treatment, we are excited to see you and your family soon!