Most of you know what it takes to have a healthy body:
- eat healthy
- proper amount of sleep
- no smoking
- yearly checkup with your physician
But how many of you see your dentist at least twice a year? If you are doing all of the above, but not visiting your dentist twice a year you are missing a very important piece to maintaining your overall health.
Studies show there is a link between the health of your mouth and your overall health. When bacteria from plaque that was once attached to your teeth gets into your blood stream it can cause blood clots, which could possible lead to cardiovascular issues, such as heart attacks. (Mayo Clinic).
Have you ever noticed your gums bleed when you floss or brush your teeth? If so, you may have periodontal disease, which is a serious gum infection caused by bacteria that have built up around the tissue of the tooth. If left untreated this can cause tooth loss. The chronic inflammation from periodontal disease is the main link between oral health and heart disease.
The prevention of periodontal disease is simple:
- eat healthy
- get early fluoride treatments for children
- visit your dentist at least twice a year
- perform dental care daily
We are here to help you start on the road to better dental health. If you have any questions or concerns please give us a call: 336-226-0855.