Preventive Dental Health Affects Your Whole Body
Having your teeth cleaned twice a year and flossing every day are beneficial for more than just your dental health. Germs and bacteria from an unhealthy mouth can get into your bloodstream and wreak havoc on other areas of your body. There is a proven oral systemic health link between dental health and the health of your whole system. Four of the reasons it is imperative to make your dental health a priority are explored below.
Start Good Habits Young
The older you get, the more ingrained are your daily habits. Starting your kids off with good dental habits like regular brushing and flossing will help ensure that they stick with those habits for their whole life. Special “toothbrushes” for babies will get your child used to the brushing habit. Regular dentist visits from a very early age will help your child get familiar with the dental chair and dental routine as the dentist examines their mouth.
Did you know your teeth and your heart are related? Preventive exams allow your dentist to diagnose and discuss gum disease and dangerous bacteria that can attack your heart via your blood stream. Bleeding gums could be a sign of gingivitis, an early sign of gum disease, and is often a reason to call your dentist for a thorough exam.
Eating a healthy diet is as good for your dental health as it is for your body. It is important to get necessary nutrients like calcium and phosphorus and vitamins like A, C, and D that contribute to strong bones and teeth. If you are not able to eat nutritious meals, vitamins in pill form can help to supply nutrients. Your teeth will also benefit from chewing and biting.
Keeping up with your regular cleaning appointments is important…your dental hygienist will clean the plaque and calculus from your teeth and your dentist will perform an exam. By coming in regularly we can catch problems when they are smaller – which can be easier and less costly to fix!
Call us today at the office of Mary E. Peebles-Turner, DDS so we can set up an appointment for a consultation and exam. We know how important your overall health is to you, and we can start by taking care of your teeth.
Learn more about us at www.broomfielddentist.com