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Why Visiting the Dentist is Important to your Overall Health

Dental Health Affects Overall HealthEveryone knows that if you brush and floss, see your dentist regularly and eat a good diet leads to better dental health. Did you know that the way you care for your teeth and gums can affect the rest of your overall health?
Gum disease, loss of teeth, bad breath, and cavities are all signs other issues can be present. Your dentist investigates for other potential health, disease and illnesses in the body. Here are a few other illnesses that your dentist may diagnosis as problem areas.

Anxiety is one of the areas that you wouldn’t think can cause dental issues. But, there is a direct effect with your immune system caused by stress and anxiety. When the immune system fails bacteria are not broken down and gum infections can become prevalent. Your health care professional may make suggestions for stress relief and other treatments or therapy.

When bad breath or constant bad taste is present, the dentist may diagnose that further testing on the Kidney’s should be done. Often times bad breath and foul tasting sensation can show signs that the liver is failing to break down proteins that could cause further complications.

The dentist will check for additional and unusual signs that indicate could be tumors or lesions. They will also check for cancerous lumps in the throat and neck. This is an additional form of early protection.

Diabetes is a disease that potentially causes resistance to infection. When the body is being affected by infections many signs will be present in the mouth. Bad breath is one of the signs your Dental Professional will be looking for.

In addition, certain medications can present a delay in Saliva Flow. When your Saliva is not able to move responsively, extra food particles and bacteria will coat the teeth and gums, which can lead to further complications.

These are only a few of the several health conditions that can be caused by or can cause dental illness and overall health issues. By visiting your dentist regularly, you will not only stay on top of your health, you’ll save money.

By making it a priority to have a healthy mouth and body, will prevent you from having larger expenses with health and dental bills later on.

For further assistance, answering your dental health questions, contact us at 407-656-8080.

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