The Oral Health/Healthy Body Connection
Pretty much everyone knows how important it is to keep your teeth clean. Brushing and flossing help prevent cavities and infections and keep your mouth strong. But did you know oral health is even more complex than that?
You’ll never get your teeth as clean as when you come to the dentist. But we do so much more than polish. Many diseases show early signs inside your mouth, like osteoporosis, HIV, some cancers, and eating disorders. We can be the first step to a diagnosis that can save your life.
It can go the opposite way, too. Diabetes increases risk for gum disease, cavities, dry mouth, and tooth loss, as do some medications that cause changes in your mouth, like the amount of saliva you produce. We can help you keep a balance with good oral care.
So don’t hesitate. Come in today for a full evaluation, and be sure to maintain regular six-month checkups. It will do your mouth and body good.