By Cesar Acosta, DMD, Family Dentistry
September 16, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Oral Hygiene
Dr. Cesar Acosta believes that maintaining oral health is important not only for your mouth, but for your whole body. Oral hygiene begins at home and also should involve visits to the dentist. Daily cleaning of teeth, gums and tongue, and check-ups at our office can help you to maintain a wholesome and healthy lifestyle. Keeping up with your oral hygiene through regular dental cleanings lowers your risk of dental problems that could have been prevented. To make things worse, if you do not keep up with your oral hygiene the risk of contracting gum disease increases immensely. Gum disease has many health risk factors that Turlock residents should be aware of.
Gum Disease and the Importance of Oral Hygiene
Why is visiting our Turlock office so important? Visiting the dentist regularly helps to prevent gum disease. Maintaining good oral health means getting regular cleanings and exams. Annually visiting our office will decrease your risk of gum disease greatly.
The American Dental Association found that 90% of whole-body disease has oral evidence. Poor oral health brings a risk of other total body disease such as:
- Oral Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Lung Disease
- Kidney Disease
Gum disease has been discovered to be in correlation with health complications such as stroke and heart disease. Just as important, woman who are pregnant with gum disease also have a higher risk of pre-term labor or low birth-weight babies.
Missed dental visits can also bring an impact to other painful and high-risk health concerns:
- Facial and Oral Pain - Infections in the gum line can cause discomfort around the face, teeth and gums. This is a sign of gum disease.
- Heart and Major Organ Malfunctions - Bacterial endocarditis occurs when inflammation reaches the hearth or heart valves, which can worsen heart disease and may cause damage. This is caused by infections of the mouth.
- Digestion Issues - Mouth inflammation can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, as well as other disorders in the digestive system.
Cesar Acosta Dentistry is compassionate about our patient’s oral health. Our team is dedicated to you and your family. Stay active in preventing oral health problems by scheduling an appointment with us today.