Oral Health vs Body Health

Are you ever concerned about the health of your teeth? If so, you probably already know that you should brush and floss your teeth daily. You should also schedule appointments with our team regularly so we can catch any issues before they become too severe. However, would it surprise you to know that your oral hygiene regimen will actually benefit your overall health as well?

Have you been told that poor oral habits could actually lead to diabetes? Sadly, if you get an infection in your mouth, it will cause inflammation. This inflammation may not seem too serious to you, however, please note that this inflammation can actually influence the way your body uses insulin.

Similarly, if you have poor oral hygiene, you could also be vulnerable to heart disease. If you have poor oral health, your heart will need to work harder than it normally would to fight off the inflammation. Unfortunately, this will lead to hypertension, high blood pressure, and could lead to a heart attack.

You will also be more vulnerable to other medical problems if your oral health is poor. You’ll be more likely to have osteoporosis, bone degenerations, and autoimmune disease if you have poor oral health. You’ll also be more likely to have Alzheimer’s if you’ve lost a permanent tooth before you turn 35.

If you would like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to learn more about how to improve your oral health in [city], [state], please contact [practice_name] by calling us at [phone]. Our dentist, Dr. [doctor_name], and the rest our team are excited to hear from you.

Preventing Bad Breath

Bad breath can ruin an otherwise great day. It can leave you self conscious every time you open your mouth. You could consider using mouthwash, but this may only be hiding a deeper issues. Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to beat bad breath at the source.

There are many different issues that can lead to bad breath. For instance, an imbalanced diet, acid reflux, diabetes, gum disease, smoking, drinking alcohol, and even some prescription medications can all lead to bad breath. Fortunately, our team can help you avoid these problems. The most common reason for bad breath is poor dental hygiene—which we can help you reverse quickly.

If you’re coping with bad breath, mouthwash is a great choice—as long as you don’t rely on it too often. Similarly, brushing and flossing your teeth are extremely important parts of keeping your breath fresh. However, you may also need to consider paying a visit to our dentist if your bad breath continues.

If you’re interested in learning more about preventing bad breath, please don’t hesitate to give [practice_name] a call at [phone]. Dr. [doctor_name] and our team will be happy to examine your smile and offer you any advice you need. We look forward to receiving your call soon.