Did you know that a poor oral health has a negative effect on the entire body? When you have dental conditions such as gum disease, cavities or dental restorations that are failing, the chances of developing or worsening existing systematic illnesses double.
The same bacteria that cause dental plaque can travel into the bloodstream and trigger clots that increase risk of heart disease. Some of these conditions are: Endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, pregnancy or birth, diabetes, HIV, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, among others.
It is essential that you visit your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and dental cleanings so your overall health could be tuned- up!
Dental visits could detect the early signs and symptoms of systemic diseases. Resolve to practice good oral hygiene every day. You’re making an investment in your overall health, not just for now, but for the future, too.