Many people associate seeing the dentist only when there’s a problem, such as a toothache or problems with their gums.
However, research has shown that good oral health through the practice of prevention and hygiene care can actually prevent certain diseases from developing.
The latest research has shown that over 90% of diseases that affect your organs or your body begin with indicators such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth, and excessive gum problems. These diseases include diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, and heart disease, to name a few.
Neglect of your teeth and gums can also lead to other health problems such as oral and facial pain which may be largely due to infection of the gums that support the teeth and can lead to tooth loss.
Also, since digestion begins with a chemical process in the mouth, problems can lead to intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.
And men, you may not want to read this, but serious gum disease can also lead to erectile dysfunction when bacteria gets into the bloodstream, which then blocks the blood vessels that carry blood to the genitals.
If you want to avoid facing these conditions, we recommend staying on top of your dental hygiene practices.
At a minimum, the following dental care standards should be adhered to at home:
Comfort Care in Calgary, AB can help you get started on a plan to protect yourself from health problems through a combined process of preventative medicine and best practices for oral hygiene.
Since the earliest signs of trouble will show up in a dental exam, it’s recommended that you book your appointment today rather than tomorrow. You can contact our office, or schedule your visit online today with one of our experienced dentists. We’re where your neighbors go!