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Dental Health is Important to Your Overall Health

Did you realize there is a “Mouth Body Connection”? You probably learned to brush your teeth at a very young age. The basics of dental care have been drilled into our brains from our parents for as long as we can remember, but as adults, the importance of our oral health can seem less and less important as we live our daily lives.

Life can get busy and hectic, and sometimes, we tend to worry more about our overall health and wellness than our mouth’s health. The truth is, our whole body is connected. When your mouth isn’t healthy, it’s often an indication that something is wrong. That’s why dentists are regularly the first line of defense for diagnosing certain diseases, such as diabetes, oral cancer, heart diseases, etc.

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November 25th, 2020

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What does oral bacteria have to do with a pretty smile?

Your oral health has a major effect on the overall health of your body, not just in your mouth. By maintaining healthy teeth and gums, you can make your body healthier from head to toe.

Oral Bacteria and Health

Bacteria in the mouth cause tooth decay – by feeding on the sugars in the foods and drinks we consume – they leave behind the waste, in the form of a biofilm known as dental plaque.

 Our mouths have lots of bacteria that is usually harmless. (Did you know that the bacteria in our body aids with digestion and other biological tasks?) However, if you do not brush or floss regularly, oral bacteria can reach dangerously high levels. When this happens, tooth decay, gum disease, and oral infections can be the nasty result.

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May 26th, 2020

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Almost 30 million people are dealing with diabetes every single day, according to the American Dental Association. Diabetes can make you at high risk for cavities, dry mouth, inflamed gums or gum disease, and more. Similarly, in a study conducted by The American College of Cardiology, a high percentage of people with gum disease also suffer from high blood pressure.

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September 10th, 2019

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