Healthy teeth enable us to chew our food, and a beautiful smile adds to our confidence and allows us to express ourselves authentically, helping us make a good impression on those we meet every day. While these benefits are self-evident, ideal oral health also contributes greatly to our overall well-being.
Reducing the Risk of Disease by Caring for Your Gums
When oral hygiene is neglected, or gum disease is present, there is an abundance of potent oral bacteria that can be inhaled into the lungs or enter the bloodstream through breaks in oral soft-tissue.
A connection from oral bacteria to the following conditions has been reported by several University studies:
- Heart Disease
- Lung Disease
- Premature Labor
- It also contributes to:
- Auto-Immune Disorders
- Premature Birth
Oral Bacteria can reach the heart and lungs and can cause infection, as well as thickening of veins and arteries. Blood sugar levels are affected in diabetics because of chronic inflammation, while the enzymes created in gum disease are similar to those of labor and birth and can trigger early delivery.
Tooth-loss is a well-known result of gum disease and losing several teeth leads to changes in one’s natural facial contours. Resorption is the process of losing bone mass in the jawbone which is the cause of tooth loss and changes that lead to an appearance of premature aging.
Maintaining Ideal Oral Health with our Queens Dentist
Limiting sweet snacks and drinks, brushing teeth twice a day, flossing, and keeping regular visits to the dentist will help reduce the risk of gum disease.
At Dynamic Dental Work, our capable team understands that proper home oral hygiene and regular compassionate dental care lead to long-lasting smiles. Our dedicated Queens dentist, Dr. Adam Lublin listens carefully to your oral health concerns and is committed to helping you achieve a smile that will not only be beautiful but increase your total well-being. Call today to schedule your professional cleaning and examination.