Dental and oral health is an essential part of your overall health and well-being. Poor oral hygiene can lead to dental cavities and gum disease and is linked to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a lifelong commitment. The earlier you learn proper oral hygiene habits — such as brushing, flossing, and limiting your sugar intake — the easier it’ll be to avoid costly dental procedures and long-term health issues.
The link between oral and general health
Oral health has risen in importance in recent years, as researchers have discovered a connection between declining oral health and underlying systemic conditions. It turns out that a healthy mouth can help you maintain a healthy body. According to the Mayo Clinic, oral bacteria and inflammation may be associated with:
- Heart disease endocarditis, or inflammation of the lining of the heart
- Premature birth
- Low birth weight
Bacteria can spread from your oral cavity to your bloodstream, causing infective endocarditis. Infective endocarditis is a life-threatening infection of your heart valves.
Treating dental and oral problems
Even if you’ve been taking good care of your teeth, you’ll need to have a professional cleaning twice a year during a routine visit with Impeccable Smiles. We will also recommend other treatments if you show signs of gum disease, infections, or other problems.
Here is a list of dental treatments to keep a healthy immunity system
- Fluoride Treatments
- Fillings, crowns, and sealants
- Root canals
In between visits, Impeccable Smiles, at-home care, is very vital. Our dental hygienists will teach you how to take care of your teeth and gums properly. In addition to brushing and flossing, your daily routine can include mouthwash, oral rinses, and we might even suggest a Waterpik water flosser that you can purchase at our office.
Your oral health affects more than just your teeth. Contact us today at 813-365-3552 to schedule your appointment and boost your immunity. Now is the time!