We know the knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone and the thigh bone’s connected to the hip bone – well your dental health is connected to the health of your entire body and that’s a huge responsibility to have – so taking care of your teeth, gums and jaw bone is probably the best gift not only your smile, but your overall health.
NW Calgary Dentists at Ranchlands Dental take the time to inform patients of the ‘mouth-body connection’ as they understand that there’s a lot more at stake when a patient doesn’t brush and floss daily. Studies reveal that inflammation that is present in the mouth in the form of Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease is also present in other tissues of the body and is contributing to health issues like Heart Disease, Diabetes, Premature Birth and Low Birth Weight, and Respiratory Disorders. Who would every have thought that skipping the daily ritual of brushing and flossing could cause damage to other bodily tissues?
The General Dentists at Ranchlands Dental are Calgary Dentists who strive to contribute to patients’ whole body health by helping people recognize the importance of taking care of their oral health. The mouth is often referred to as the ‘gate-way to the body’ as its well-being is indicative of a person’s physical condition, including emotional and mental vitality. The University of Florida College of Dentistry published a report in 2013 highlighting the link between poor oral health and brain tissue degeneration – and discusses the connection between oral bacteria and Alzheimer’s disease.
What’s interesting to note is that keeping your oral health in tip-top shape isn’t difficult – it just takes a commitment of time and energy to perform a few vital steps daily and maintain regular appointments with a Calgary Dentist for routine check-ups and dental cleanings. Having a professional dental cleaning performed at intervals that are suited to meet your dental health goals is imperative to creating a healthy environment in the mouth. Your hygienist is often the first dental health professional to recognize the signs and symptoms of inflammation – and will design a treatment plan and frequency for dental cleanings that addresses plaque and calculus formation and the resulting tissue inflammation. Ignoring the signs of inflammation – puffy bleeding gums – won’t make the situation go away, but will in fact negatively impact an already existing health concern.
Ranchlands Dental cares about the health of your smile – and your body. If you think you may be suffering from Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease, or have a Dental Health concern – contact this NW Calgary Dental Office today 403.239.5212 – your body will thank you!