Healthy mouth and gums reflect a healthy body
Did you know that the health of your mouth and gums is often a reflection of the health of your body?
Did you know that the health of your mouth is often a reflection of the health of your body? It's true. Nutritional deficiencies and certain diseases like diabetes and blood cell disorders may first become apparent through the presence of mouth lesions and other oral problems. And periodontal (gum) disease can cause inflammation and bleeding of the gums, allowing bacteria in the mouth to enter the blood stream and travel through the body. Some medical studies have even suggested a link between advanced periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease, bacterial pneumonia and stroke.
To keep your mouth healthy,make sure you supplement daily brushing and flossing with regular trips to your dentist. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove the tartar that traps plaque bacteria along the gum line. Make an appointment with one of our dental providers today.