Certain priorities are easy to keep – eating, going to work, and paying bills on time – because you understand the dire consequences that come if you do not keep them. Then there are some priorities that you know you should keep, but often “overlook” them – eating well-balanced meals, exercising, getting enough sleep, and keeping dental appointments. All of these are essential to living a healthy life.
Many people are oblivious to the fact that their oral health offers an accurate indication of their overall health. This means that if you neglect your oral health (e.g. miss regular dental visits) you set yourself up for severe consequences that go far beyond a cavity. Oral health issues have been directly linked to serious conditions and diseases that can have life-threatening effects:
- Heart disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Autoimmune disease
- Pregnancy complications and loss
There is more to your mouth than just a set of teeth, and flossing and brushing are not enough to keep you healthy. You need the help of your dentist to keep achieve optimal oral and overall health.
The mouth is full of bacteria that can easily travel through the body and infect other areas of your body. When you visit the dentist, your teeth are thoroughly cleaned in order to stop inflammation and infection from occurring and causing harm. Disease inside your mouth can negatively affect your overall health, and your dentist understands this completely.
Dentists are specifically trained to identify oral health issues and provide treatment so that they do not worsen and compromise your well-being. Dentists can often identify serious health concerns such as diabetes and cancer before patients notice any warning signs themselves. Your dentist can save your life!
At Prime Dental Care, we offer exceptional and complete dentistry services. We encourage you to make dental visits a priority. Call today to schedule an appointment.
Posted on behalf of Prime Dental Care
417 Wall St
Princeton, NJ, 08540