Preventative Dental Care & Overall Health

Health and Dentistry: Dental health in your overall health picture

The health of your teeth, gums and mouth are closely related to your overall health and can be an indication of a larger health issue. Regular dental checkups are important, not just for your smile’s sake, but for your overall health and hygiene.

Regular dental check ups for overall health

Regularly having your dental and oral health checked by one of our dedicated dentists is important to get a measure of your ongoing health and hygiene.

Health conditions linked to dental and oral health

There are many conditions which can be linked to your oral health, including:

Find some of the more common questions below and click to see an answer.

Dental health is closely linked to overall health. Poor oral health can contribute to a range of health problems, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and respiratory infections. This is because the mouth is a gateway to the body, and harmful bacteria in the mouth can spread to other parts of the body and cause infections. Additionally, gum disease has been linked to an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight in pregnant women. Maintaining good dental hygiene and visiting the dentist regularly can help prevent dental problems and reduce the risk of related health issues.

Yes, your teeth can affect your health in several ways. Poor dental health can lead to various health problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Additionally, some research has suggested a link between oral health and systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Taking care of your teeth and maintaining good oral hygiene can help prevent dental problems and potentially reduce the risk of certain systemic conditions.

The best oral hygiene routine typically includes brushing your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes with fluoride toothpaste, flossing once a day, and rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash. It is also recommended to limit sugary and acidic foods and drinks, and to visit to Bite Dental for regular check-ups and cleanings. Additionally, chewing sugarless gum and drinking plenty of water can help promote good oral health.

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Whether you’d like to learn more about dental health and holistic health and wellbeing, have concerns or are simply due for your next check up and clean, the team at Bite Dental Studios can assist. Book an appointment with our warm, experienced and knowledgeable dentists today.

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