By Gregory Rosecrans, DDS, PC
June 13, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Dr. Gregory Rosecrans wishes for Bay City patients to understand that protecting your teeth is significant not only for your mouth, but for your whole body, and because June is National Safety month, there are different measures you can take to maintain a safe mouth and body. Oral hygiene begins at home and also should permit to visits to the dentist. Daily cleaning of teeth, gums and tongue, and check-ups at the dentist can help you to sustain a wholesome and healthy lifestyle. Keeping up with your oral hygiene lowers your risk of dental complications that could have been prevented. Even more alarming, if you do not keep up with your oral hygiene, you increase your risk of contracting gum disease. Gum disease has many health risk factors that our patients usually don’t realize.
Stay Safe and Prevent Gum Disease with Good Oral Hygiene
Believe it or not, dental visits are vitally important to not just your dental health, but your overall health. Visiting the dentist regularly helps to prevent gum disease. Maintaining good oral health means getting regular cleanings and exams. Annually visiting our office will decrease your risk of gum disease greatly.
The American Dental Association states that 90% of whole-body disease has oral evidence. Poor oral health brings a threat of other total body disease such as:
- Oral Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Lung Disease
- Kidney Disease
Gum disease has been found to be in connection with health complications such as stroke and heart disease. Woman who are pregnant with gum disease also have a higher risk of pre-term labor or low birth-weight babies.
Neglecting dental visits can also create an impact to other painful and high-risk health concerns:
- Facial and Oral Pain - Infections in the gum line can cause pain around the face, teeth and gums. This is a sign of gum disease.
- Heart and Major Organ Malfunctions - Bacterial endocarditis occurs when inflammation reaches the hearth or heart valves, which can worsen heart disease and may cause damage. This is caused by infections of the mouth.
- Digestion Issues - Mouth inflammation can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as other disorders in the digestive system.
Now that you know how imperative it is to visit us for dental visits and checkups, you can stay protected by calling us today to schedule an appointment.