The mouth is your first organ of digestion, connected to your internal body via the blood, esophagus, and trachea. As supported by research, taking care of your mouth is extremely important to your total body health:
- Diabetics are more likely to have gum disease.
- Cardiovascular disease is linked to gum disease.
- Oral plaque―suspect of clogged arteries, and so, heart attacks and strokes.
- Enzymes in infected gum pockets―same as those circulating after heart attacks.
- Inflammation factors in gum pockets―same as arthritis inflammation.
- Bacteria from the mouth inhaled into lungs can cause pneumonia.
- A healthy balance between good and bad bacteria throughout our bodies, mouth included, is necessary.
Healthy teeth start digesting your food, thus releasing the proper nutrition needed for good overall health. They support facial and jaw muscles, keeping us comfortable and youthful.
When teeth are missing, the surrounding teeth tip and drift. Gum pockets, harboring infection, and misalignment of the jaws occur. Strain on the muscles can damage the cartilage of the TMJ (jaw joint), and can cause clicking, locking and pain. These muscles connect to the head and neck muscles, all the way to the toes. Headaches, back, and foot problems could be related.
If you have a broken or chipped tooth, or think you have a cavity, have a dentist assess it and advise you whether or not it needs to be repaired, in order to avoid future infections.
Centuries ago, oral infections, tooth or gum abscesses, often led to death. The discovery of antibiotics decreased the mortality rate. However, people still die from oral infections if they don’t seek treatment in time, living with the pain, using less effective home remedies that aren’t as effective, and it spreads through the blood. I can relate to this. It happened to two acquaintances of mine, within this past decade.
And of course, a healthy smile and fresh breath are important to your mental well-being and success. When you smile, you feel better psychologically. But if your teeth don’t look healthy, you refrain from smiling, right? A nice smile and fresh breath help you socially, and in your work life.
Your oral health and all of your teeth, front and back, matter. They support and protect each other. Without back teeth, you might damage or lose your front teeth.
Practice proper brushing and flossing techniques twice a day. Visit your dentist or hygienist at least twice a year, more if recommended, and ask about correct hygiene techniques. Necessary x-rays check for cavities between teeth and under fillings, abscesses, gum and bone disease, and cancer. They are an important tool to your oral diagnosis. Without them on a periodic basis, you are not receiving a complete exam and assurance of health.
A healthy mouth is good for the body.
YOUR 2018 END OF YEAR INSURANCE BENEFITS are about to EXPIRE!
- If you don’t use them, you lose them! It’s like throwing gift money in the garbage.
- With this, come missed opportunities to maximize your insurance benefits while taking care of necessary treatment. Any non-completed treatment will go toward and use up prematurely next year’s benefits.
- Cavities and other dental problems don’t wait for insurance. They just get
- Our December schedule fills quickly and some treatments can’t be completed in one visit, so call now to get started, and completed!
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