Oral Health Benefits
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Did you know that 90% of all disease can be diagnosed from a regular oral exam? Putting you in charge of your oral health care opens the door for your health care providers to help you mitigate serious health conditions down the road. Early detection and preventive care gives you the opportunity to avoid unnecessary health problems bringing peace of mind one visit at a time.
Your dentist is not only looking for signs of tooth decay and gum disease, but also for signs of systemic diseases – as your mouth is often a good indicator of your overall health. There are several conditions that can be detected in an oral exam, such as:
- Blocked Salivary Glands
- Pre-cancerous and Cancerous lesions
In addition to the growing evidence of links between periodontal disease (gum disease) and heart disease, there are also links between some respiratory disease and low birth weight babies.* To maintain your overall health, it is important to maintain your oral health!
Good oral hygiene practices which include daily brushing and flossing, eating a healthy diet and visiting your dentist for a check-up at least twice a year, are the best way to keep your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful for a lifetime.
*California Dental Association
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Some of the research findings on diabetes and heart conditions are directly correlated to oral health. Regular preventive dental care can reduce the risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke by over 25%. The earlier you start to incorporate oral health into your daily routine, the better your overall health benefits.
Recent research show that gum disease treatment can lower annual medical costs for people with heart disease and stroke...