Happy Mouth, Happy Body

Happy mouth, happy body? You probably brush and floss twice a day (bonus points if you actually do floss) with the ultimate goal of getting out of the dentist’s chair as quickly as possible after your yearly checkup. However, taking charge of your oral health could help you avoid harmful health issues down the road. There’s also mounting evidence that what’s going on in your mouth can be an indicator of your overall health. So, grab the floss and find out what your mouth is telling you about your body.

Heart Conditions

Research shows that endocarditis, an infection of the inner heart lining, can be caused by germs inside the mouth traveling through the bloodstream and attacking susceptible areas in the heart. Additionally, oral bacteria are suspected of causing other types of heart disease, stroke and blocked arteries.

Diabetes

If you have diabetes, maintaining your oral health is a must. Diabetes raises the body’s risk of infection, which often leads to a higher incidence and severity of gum disease. If you have trouble controlling your blood sugar, the chance of developing gum disease rises dramatically.

Pregnancy Concerns

Evidence shows that pregnant women with gum disease are more likely to give birth prematurely or have babies with low birth weight.

Put the power of the toothbrush to work for your overall health by:

  • Brushing and flossing twice a day
  • Replacing toothbrushes every three months
  • Scheduling regular dental visits
  • Seeing your dentist if you notice any changes in your oral healthCall our office or contact us online to schedule a personal consultation during your next visit.

    Sincerely,

    Magic Smile Dental
    (908) 486-5000
    magicsmiledental@gmail.com

    Call us at (908) 486-5000 to schedule an appointment, or click here to fill out our appointment form. Dr. Anatoly Bensianoff, your Linden NJ dentist, offers dental services to the residents of Linden, Roselle, Roselle Park, Elizabeth, Rahway, Cranford, Clark, Kenilworth, Garwood, Carteret, Avenel, Union, Colonia and beyond. 

 

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