Post by: / April 10, 2023

Oral Health = Total Health

Did you know that untreated gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes? The bacteria that cause gum disease can enter your bloodstream and travel to other parts of your body, increasing the risk of inflammation and infection. Additionally, certain health conditions such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and osteoporosis can affect your teeth and gums. People with diabetes, for example, are more likely to develop gum disease, and those with osteoporosis may experience bone loss in their jaw, which can lead to tooth loss.

Maintaining good oral hygiene habits is key to preventing dental problems and reducing the risk of related health issues. Brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting your dentist regularly can help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Additionally, studies have shown that people with good oral health may have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and other health conditions. Inflammation caused by gum disease and other oral health problems can contribute to inflammation in other parts of the body, so taking care of your oral health can have positive effects on your overall health.

If you have underlying medical conditions, it’s especially important to prioritize your oral health. We can work with you to develop a customized dental care plan that takes into account any health issues you may have. We also would be happy to offer guidance and education on how to maintain good oral hygiene habits, as well as provide tools and resources to help you achieve optimal dental health.