Effective Dental Hygiene is the Foundation to Oral Health
A healthy lifestyle starts with good oral health. An unhealthy mouth is linked to many conditions including heart disease. Current research indicates that a strong relationship exists between inflammatory gum disease (and even cavities) and general diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, pneumonia and even women delivering low birth-weight and pre-term babies.
Periodontal (“gum”) diseases are infections of the gums and bone that surrounds the teeth. Plaque, the sticky accumulation of bacteria that forms on the teeth, is the primary cause. Many people who have the disease are unaware they have the problem as the disease is often painless, particularly in early stages.
Regular dental maintenance is a key factor in achieving long-lasting dental health. Forgetting or postponing regular dental maintenance can lead to complications later on such as bad breath, gum disease, cavities, root canals, tooth loss and even oral cancer.
Oral health and total health go hand in hand! Contact our office today to schedule your next cleaning or dental check-up.