We are your dental practice in Gilbert. We are obviously, a firm believer in good oral health for all of our patients.
Dental Care in Gilbert
As we covered previously, oral health is not just important to your mouth, but to your overall health in general. Many people do not realize that there is a connection to what is going on in your mouth that can affect the rest of the body. Poor dental health habits mean poor oral health. Cavities as well as gum disease can affect not just your physical sense and appearance of well-being but if ignored can lead to more problems like poor sleep, proper food digestion including other more solemn problems such as heart disease and stroke.
Dental health can directly affect and contribute to certain health issues and diseases. Three of the most common health conditions affected by poor oral health include; endocarditis, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes.
Dental Health for a Healthier Heart
Studies have related dental inflammatory conditions such as gingivitis or other gum disease to a higher risk of heart disease. People with gum disease are at bigger risk of heart disease and have double the risk of experiencing a deadly heart attack than individuals without gum disease. Those that suffer from periodontal disease and other health conditions more than ever need to maintain proper dental hygiene. Doing so will ultimately minimize the risk of getting other serious diseases. Dental diseases impose both social and financial burdens while treatment is expensive and both children and adults may become unproductive due to dental pain. Regular dental visits facilitate early identification of these dental infections and conditions. This helps in early treatment of such issues before they build up into serious problems. In fact, dental care should start from a young age to avoid tooth problems. Infants and toddlers should not be allowed to fall asleep with a bottle of fruit juice or milk as this can cause severe dental problems in the long run. The sugar present in juice and milk can cause cavities and tooth decay.
How to Keep a Healthy Mouth
In order to maintain a trouble free mouth, brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least two times per day. Floss every day. Limit sugary drinks and snacks. Replace your toothbrush on a regular basis, ad schedule, and keep, regular dental checkups for cleaning, exams, and x-rays. The mouth serves as a gateway to the rest of the body, so be sure to take good care of it. Certain foods can help protect your teeth against decay. Milk and cheese both contain calcium, casein, and phosphate, which all help prevent demineralization and keep the teeth strong.
Above all else, get together with your dentist in Gilbert.
Gilbert Vista Dental Care
2451 East Baseline Road #210
Gilbert, AZ 85234