Why is oral care so important for Spring area residents?

 In Family Dentistry

By visiting the dentist regularly, patients can not only keep their smile looking great—it can also help in maintaining overall health. There have been several studies done to determine how the health of the smile affects the health of the body, and there is an oral systemic connection. The condition of the mouth can mirror concerns and medical problems in the body. Patients who have a healthy smile often enjoy the benefits of a healthy body.

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, can have a relationship to complications including heart disease and stroke. It has also been connected to pre-term labor and low birth-weight babies. Many systemic diseases can manifest in the mouth from swollen gum tissue and mouth ulcers. Some of these medical conditions include heart disease, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, kidney disease, and even leukemia. When patients pay attention their oral health care and undergo regular examinations and cleanings, these problems may be avoided and risks reduced by diagnosing oral problems in the earliest stages.

Dental decay is another big problem when it comes to one’s oral health. Decay can cause irreversible, permanent damage to the teeth, and if left undiagnosed and untreated, can result in painful infections and toothaches. These may require root canal therapy or even worse, extraction. This is why it is important for patients to maintain a nutritious diet, brush and floss, and visit their dentist regularly for check-ups. Patients should also avoid unhealthy habits such as smoking and alcohol while maintaining an active lifestyle.

Patients of all ages are welcome to visit the practice of Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS to learn about the benefits of good oral health care. Children and adults can be educated on the many ways they can maintain the health and beauty of their smile to avoid the risk and development of many medical health concerns throughout the body.

Dr. Robert G. Dernick, DDS serves patients in The Woodlands, Conroe, and Spring communities and is ready to visit with you and your family at his state-of-the-art dental practice. Call today to book your initial consultation appointment with his caring, compassionate team.


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