Our Mouths, Our Selves
A Healthy Smile means a Healthy Body
Today people are living longer. Optimal Dental and Gum health influences the quality and longevity of life.
A growing body of research has shown that the bacteria that causes gum disease and dental cavities play a role in a variety of systemic health problems as wide ranging as diabetes, respiratory illness, pregnancy complication, and heart disease.
Smiles Last a Lifetime
Modern dentistry has brought to a reality the fact that teeth can last a Lifetime. By taking care of your teeth, eating a balanced diet, and visiting the dentist regularly, you can have healthy teeth and an attractive smile throughout your entire life.
Dental Cavities and Gum Disease
Cavities are not any fun, and can lead to pain, infection, and the need for dentures at an early age. Gum disease destroys the underlying jaw bone. Studies show that the presence of gum disease is the most common reason for tooth loss in the United States, and actually effects longevity of life. Emory University in conjunction with the Center of Disease Control (CDC) showed that people with untreated gum disease have a mortality rate of 23% to 46% higher than those who don’t. These diseases are preventable and treatable.
Bacteria from dental plaque enters the bloodstream through the gums and travels throughout the body, which weakens the immune system.