We will identify and remove any signs of plaque or infection from your teeth at our dental office.Our dental office provides the treatment patients need, while in a comfortable atmosphere. We ensure our patients leave with healthy teeth and the knowledge to maintain the healthy teeth. Schedule an appointment today.Dental OfficeAt Roderick A. Garcia, DMD…
The Link between Dental Health and Your Overall HealthYou know that dental health can help you keep your smile bright and beautiful. But did you know that good dental health can help you maintain good overall health too?
A Possible Link between Dental and Overall HealthYou may think the health of your mouth couldn’t have anything to do with your overall health (or systemic) health. But current research, such as that reported by the Surgeon General, seems to indicate that there is indeed a link.The studies have found that the presence of oral infections can serve as a sign of infection or disease elsewhere in the body. Other studies have proposed a link between oral disease and systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease that may result in heart attack or stroke.
How the Link May WorkThere are a number of proposals to explain how poor oral health may link to conditions within the rest of the body:
- Inflammation caused by gum disease can impair the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar
- Inflammation in the mouth causes inflammation in blood vessels
- Inflamed blood vessels allow less blood to travel between heart & rest of body, raising blood pressure
- There is a greater risk that fatty plaque will break off the wall of a blood vessel & travel to heart or brain, causing heart attack or stroke
- Some studies have found that infection and inflammation in general seem to interfere with the development of fetus in the womb, leading to premature birth or low birth weight, which can effect an infant’s development and health
- Cardiovascular disease
Maintain Your Dental Health to Help Maintain the Health of Your BodyYour mouth is not a separate entity from the rest of your body. But the more research that is done on the subject makes it clearer and clearer that there is even more of a connection between our mouths and the rest of our bodies than we ever thought.The bottom line: there is an almost certain link between your oral health and your systemic health. Your best bet for keeping both healthy is regular brushing and thorough check-ups and cleanings with Dr. Garcia. You may just save yourself from years of serious dental and health problems!
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The more you know about dental care, the better chance you have for a healthy set of teeth. Visit our dental office for moreOur dental office provides the treatment patients need, while in a comfortable atmosphere. We ensure our patients leave with healthy teeth and the knowledge to maintain the healthy teeth. Schedule an appointment…
The services we offer will help keep your teeth healthy and shining bright, as long as you clean your teeth.Our dental practice strives toward a core focus of treating our patient's teeth in an efficient and comforting manner. We will ensure that all dental issues and concerns are dealt with as soon as possible.Dental PracticeAt…