How Oral Health Relates to Our General Health

By October 11, 2018Dental Health
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The connection between good oral health and good overall health is indisputable. Many of the choices we make such as maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding tobacco in all forms, and alcohol in moderation, and maintaining regular professional examinations and cleanings contribute greatly to improving our oral and general (systemic)  health. Having a healthy mouth and being able to chew properly has a major impact on our nutritional intake which is vital to maintaining optimal overall health.

While research is ongoing, it is known poor oral health has a significant impact on, and consequences to overall health. Some of the connections to specific health conditions being investigated include heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, pregnancy complications, and certain cancers. Many of the inflammatory processes that are active in the conditions of the mouth are connected with other disease processes.

At Creekside Dental we take your health seriously, and we will do all we can to help you improve and/or maintain a healthy mouth.  We have a non-judgemental approach, so there is no need to delay making an appointment.

One of the best ways to make sure your teeth and mouth are in good health is to visit the dentist regularly. Not only does that keep your mouth clean and healthy, it also goes a long way toward prevention of future problems.

Creekside Dental has been serving patients from Vancouver, WA, as well as the rest of Clark County, for more than 25 years. To schedule a teeth cleaning, or for more information about living a healthy lifestyle, call us today.