Let’s Take a Look at How Your Overall Health is Connected to Your Dental Health

It’s important to have good dental health because having poor oral health can affect your entire body and create major health issues that can affect your body’s major organs. This is why your dentist, Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini, wants you to have the best oral hygiene routine to help keep your smile healthy as well as help your body be healthy.

Periodontal disease is one dental issue found to be linked to health issues, also known as gum disease. This disease forms when plaque isn’t removed from your teeth regularly with thorough and an effective dental care regimen. This also includes receiving a professional dental cleaning and exam at least every six months. It can be related to health issues such as heart disease and stroke, as well as birthing pre-term when babies are born with a low weight.

Additional health problems have been linked to other dental issues. Many symptoms to look for include mouth ulcers, swollen gums, dry mouth, and excessive tissue problems. Health issues in relation to these symptoms include oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, diabetes, leukemia, heart disease, and kidney disease. If you keep up on your routine dental exams and cleanings, Dr. Dr. Joseph Tagliarini can detect these problems in the early stages.

To help prevent these diseases, brush your teeth twice a day, floss your smile once a day, have a healthy diet, and avoid using tobacco or smoking. These things can help you lessen the affects your oral health has on the overall health of your body. Learn more about your oral health by contacting Comprehensive Dental Health here in New Haven, CT, at 203-624-5515 today. Our dental team will be more than happy to help you!