Strengthen The Link
Healthy teeth and gums are key to your appearance and sense of self-esteem, but it’s important to know that poor oral health may impact your overall health by complicating serious infections as well as negatively influencing respiratory disease, diabetes, heart disease, and developmental problems in children. Furthermore, poor oral health may compromise the ability to chew and digest food properly, which impacts your digestive system and the nutrients you are able to absorb.
Regular dental exams and cleanings are vital. Here are just a few reasons why.
- Comprehensive exams catch any potential problems before they develop into serious complications, saving you time, money, and worrisome health issues.
- Regular oral cancer screening at every appointment may catch this disease in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable.
- People with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease, putting them at greater risk for diabetic complications.
- Studies indicate pregnant women with poor oral health may be at greater risk of delivering pre-term, low-birth-weight babies … and that those babies may have a higher risk of developing asthma and ear infections.
The long and short of it all? Ensure your oral health is a strong link in your wellness chain. Give us a call if you don’t have your next recare scheduled!