There is a connection between good overall health and the health of your mouth
Good oral health has been directly related to a person’s good overall health. Here at Terrace Smiles Dentistry, we help our patients understand how an unhealthy mouth affects them. There are studies that indicate that people who have their teeth and keep them healthy live 25% longer than those who do not. The link between oral health and overall body health has been known for many years now. We know today that there is a link between gum and tooth disease and heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes and even some types of cancer. So in today’s society of the health conscious, caring for your teeth and gums should be a first priority.
If you have gums that bleed when you brush and floss, gums that are red and puffy, and bad breath, you could have gum disease. Because your gums are the foundation of the health of your mouth, it’s important that the gum disease is treated.
If you take good care of your teeth, it’s more likely that you take good care of your overall health. But, if you have problems with your mouth, there may be symptoms of other, more serious issues needing to be addressed.
Poor oral health leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes and some forms of cancer. My purpose, as a dentist, is to heal your bodies through your teeth and gums.