What Clues Your Teeth Give Us About the Health of Your Body
Our cleanings and exams involve educating our patients about proper dental care between visits. Because the health of your teeth and mouth can have a real impact on the health of our body. Bad dental hygiene can lead to more than just bad breathe or light stains on your teeth.
One of the most important parts of dental hygiene is reducing bacteria in the mouth. High levels of bacteria can cause gum disease and gingivitis. Those conditions are linked to cardiovascular disease. By brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and getting regular exams and cleanings you can reduce the bacteria in your mouth.
Pain in you teeth and mouth can bring on health issues. Pain can keep you from eating or keep you awake at night. Both those factors can degrade your health. Painful teeth can also be a distraction from work - not allowing you to focus. If you experience pain that is effecting our day-to-day you should contact a dentist as soon as possible.
It’s also true that certain medical conditions can negatively effect your teeth. If you have diabetes, osteoporosis, or alzheimer’s make sure your dentist knows about it. They may have additional advice and regiments to keep your teeth healthy.
If you are in need of a check-up and cleaning Lorentzen Dental accepts new patients of all ages at our Golden Valley dental practice. Contact us today by clicking “Request an Appointment” at the top of the page or call us at (763) 540-0101. Check out our Family Dentistry page here to learn more.