Ways Your Entire Health is Connected to Your Dental Care

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Dr. Kathleen Tantuco and our dental team here in Sandy Springs, Georgia, want you to have the best dental health and not just because we don’t want you to suffer cavities or toothaches. We want you to have great dental health so you can have great health as well! Certain dental issues have been found to be linked to major health issues related to the major organs in the body. This is why our dental professionals recommend brushing, flossing, and rinsing regularly.

One dental issue found linked to many health problems is periodontal (gum) disease. This disease has been found to be related to heart disease, stroke, and birthing preterm, low birthweight babies for women.

Additional health issues such as pancreatic cancer, oral cancer, diabetes, leukemia, heart disease, and kidney disease have been found to be related to oral health issues. This includes symptoms shown in the mouth, like dry mouth, mouth ulcers, swollen gums, and excessive oral tissue problems. If you keep up with your biannual exams and cleanings, your dentist might be able to detect these problems in the early stages.

In addition to keeping up on your checkups, it’s important to brush twice, floss once a day, eat a healthy, balanced diet, and avoid smoking or tobacco use. These will help lessen the affects your dental health has on your overall health.

For more information and details about how to help your health, contact our dental clinic here in Sandy Springs, Georgia, please contact Vernon Woods Dental and Implant Center at 404-692-7913 today and talk to our dental professionals about what steps are best for you for your dental health as well as your overall health.