Things You Need To Know About the Mouth-Body Connection

Things You Need To Know About the Mouth-Body Connection

Most of you must have heard of the mind-body connection, but what about the mouth-body connection? To many people, visiting a dentist is just getting their teeth cleaned, tooth pulls or getting a dental filling. Comfort Care Dental in Calgary says the health of your mouth can affect the rest of your body.

The mouth-body connection

Visiting a Comfort Care Dental in Calgary is not only just getting teeth checked. They take care of your overall health. If anything goes wrong in your mouth, affects the entire body and vice versa.

Mouth serve as a window through which it can be checked what’s going on inside. It shows the signs of diseases and immune system problems.

Few health problems including diabetes, heart disease and pregnancy are associated with oral health infections which could have adverse impacts.

Oral health and diabetes

They have a bidirectional relationship which means they affect each other. Diabetes can affect the health of your mouth. There are various signs of diabetes which are linked to your oral health.

  • Dry mouth
  • Inflamed gums
  • Mouth infections
  • Problems while eating food

Good oral health will give you better glycaemic control and the ability to evade diabetes.

Oral health and heart disease

It is proven that people with severe gum disease are prone to heart diseases than people with healthy gums.

Serious gum disease has the potential to spread bacteria via the bloodstream which leads to oral health and heart disease. Bleeding gums is a sign your immune system is imbalanced and the body is fighting with infections.

Maintain good periodontal health by visiting regularly with the hygienist.

Oral health and pregnancy

It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle for pregnant women to ensure their and their baby’s health. Due to changes in hormones, gingivitis, bleeding gums can adversely affect pregnancy. There is non-surgical periodontal therapy which is safe for pregnant women.

Visiting a regular hygienist ensure a safe pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Learn more about mouth-body connection with Comfort Dental Care in Calgary, its side effects and visit their medical professionals regularly.

We are opening with changes to keep you safe!

We are looking forward to seeing each and every one of you, very soon! We will be opening our clinic for all your dental care needs on June 1st. Until then, we are still available for any emergency and urgent dental care you may require.

Our office will have a number of changes designed around giving you a safe, efficient and comfortable experience.

Here’s what to expect:

To book an appointment, please follow the steps below:

Call the office line:

Be prepared to answer the following questions;

  • Have you experienced a fever, cough, runny nose or difficulty breathing in the last two weeks, as we will need to know prior to booking?
  • Have you travelled outside of Alberta within the last 14 days?
  • Have you been diagnosed with covid19 or come in contact with a known covid 19 case?

What we will need from you:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment and be patient as we follow rigorous and mandated Covid 19 protocols including a health screening prior to your appointment. Please sanitize your hands when you arrive.
  • Please come to your appointment wearing a mask.
  • Be prepared for us to take your temperature at the time of your visit using a no-contact thermometer
  • Be prepared to fill out a covid health questionnaire and consent for treatment form when you arrive.
  • If you have changes to your insurance, please call the office ahead of time to update this information.

Waiting Room:

  • Accompaniment of patients will be limited to one essential caregiver and one parent of minors; all others will be asked to wait in their vehicle outside the clinic.

What the clinic is doing to ensure your safety:

  • Enhanced cleaning methods with approved sanitization products
  • Hand Sanitization station-please sanitize your hands when you arrive
  • Staggered appointment times to allow for cleaning in between patients
  • Plexiglas barrier at the front desk to minimize exposure between staff and patient.
  • Tap payments (no cash payments will be accepted at this time)
  • All team members will be pre-screened before and when they arrive to work to ensure they are healthy to work. Any team member that does not pass the screening will be asked to go home. We are doing this to ensure we are keeping you and all our team members safe. All team members will be wearing the appropriate PPE at all times and employing high standards of hand hygiene and infection control
  • All service personnel and couriers will be screened and asked to sanitize when they arrive and all deliveries will be sprayed and stored to sanitize before handling

The above changes may take some time to get used to and may seem overwhelming, but we are making them because the health of our patients and staff remains our top priority.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We look forward to seeing you and appreciate your support to help maintain a safe environment in our clinic.

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