Generally speaking, everyone knows it’s important to have a healthy mouth. Nobody wants cavities or gingivitis, much less a toothache or to lose a tooth. However, what most people may not realize is that your oral health affects a lot more than just your mouth. The health of your teeth and gums has a direct impact on the well-being of the rest of your body.
Poor oral health has been linked to a number of different illnesses and issues. Here are just a few that might surprise you…
The issues mentioned above are a lot to consider, and that doesn’t even begin to cover all of the different issues that have been studied. Poor oral health has also been found to be associated with rheumatoid arthritis, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even several different kinds of cancer.
So, now that you know just how important it is to keep a healthy mouth, what should you do? The answers may be obvious, but you would be surprised by just how many people ignore basic oral health care until it is too late. Here are some things you can do to keep your teeth, gums, and whole body as healthy as possible:
Hopefully, you now understand just how important your oral health is to your whole body. Our team at Nashville Restorative Dentistry certainly does, which is why we take a holistic approach to the way we treat patients. We look to solve problems at their source, rather than just treating symptoms.
If your oral health isn’t where you want it to be, or you need help addressing an issue that is affecting your quality of life, we’d love to talk to you and see how we can help.
Have a question about your oral health? We’d love to discuss your options for getting back the healthy smile you want. You can Ask the Doctors anytime!
We understand the importance of having a dentist you can trust. And that means not being sent off to a different specialist every time you need a new procedure. At Nashville Restorative Dentistry, we are equipped to handle the majority of your dental needs from cosmetic to restorative, implants to extractions. When you come to us, you are getting a dental team for life.
You shouldn’t have to worry about your mouth or let unpleasant past dental experiences prevent you from living the life you want.
Issue: Severely compromised remaining natural teeth with multiple areas of decay, failing previous dental work, missing teeth, unaesthetically restored lower front implants, and extremely worn and chipped upper front teeth.
Solution: Through a detailed plan of bone grafting, implant placement, and new crowns on the remaining natural teeth – a dramatic restoration of function and cosmetic appearance was possible.