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Improving Your Overall Health

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It seems these days that more people than ever are trying their best to make wiser choices when it comes to a more healthy lifestyle.

30-03-2015 1-45-49 PMPersonal social media sites are full of friends sharing healthy ideas concerning our food, exercise, grocery shopping, food labelling, relationships, minds, etc…

We know that happiness and healthiness is important to our over wellbeing and many of the motivational quotes we see posted are both inspirational and timeless.

Dental Health is also an essential part of body fitness. It’s not just about having a great looking smile for appearance sake. Having an understanding of the intimate connection between your oral health and your overall health will help you appreciate why obtaining and maintaining good oral hygiene habits is so essential.

The Body/Mouth Connection

10-03-2014 2-45-27 PM - CopyOur mouths are teeming with all kinds of germs. Our job is to keep these bacterial levels under control so that we can avoid conditions like tooth decay and gum disease. Problems with your mouth can contributes to and complicates other serious conditions of the body like heart disease and diabetes. If dental disease is left untreated, it can progress into infections that can spread into our bodies and cause serious life threatening situations.

We are living longer and keeping our teeth longer. Gone are the days when people reached an age where they had their diseased teeth replaced with full dentures. We have to include the health of our teeth and gums when we are thinking about implementing healthy lifestyles for long term living.

Your Mouth – The Window to your Body!

A visit to your dentist for a complete physical exam of your mouth is just as important as the annual physical exam you schedule with your physician for your body. Perhaps, you have never realized that when we exam your teeth and gums, we also inspect the health of your mouth. Our exam is much more than a simple, “Say ah” with a tongue depressor. Using our small dental mirror, we explore everywhere in the mouth looking for suspicious or abnormal areas that can be indicators of more serious health conditions that such as cancer, HIV, Crohn’s disease, and osteoporosis.

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This is also why we have you update your medical history forms often and make enquires about your medications. The more we know about your overall health, the more effective we can be in understanding and addressing what we see in your mouth.

What conditions may be linked to oral health?

  • Endocarditis
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Premature birth and low birth weight.
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Immune system disorders

Get the facts!

One of our goals at Your Smile Dental Care is to increase awareness of how your mouth, teeth and gums can  help improve and affect the your overall health. We believe that taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.

If you think it’s time for a complete assessment of your Oral Health, give us a call today…you’ll be glad you did!

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Yours in Better Health,
The Your Smile Dental Care Team
(905) 576-4537
(416) 783-3533

 

 

 

Author: Your Smile Dental Care blog

Dr. Sam Axelrod & Associates Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry 2 Convenient Locations to serve you and your family Oshawa & Toronto (905) 576-4537 905 5SMILES

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