It is easy to make yourself do something you want to do, isn’t it? You typically do not have to talk yourself into going on vacation, right? Well, it is not quite so easy to make yourself do things that you don’t want to do. You know you should exercise, and you would even admit that you need to, yet at the end of a long day it is easy to talk yourself out of doing it. You know you should eat healthy, yet when presented with dessert it is hard to resist. The same is often true of visiting the dentist – you know that you should go to the dentist and you even made your appointment months ago, yet when the time comes it can be hard to rearrange your busy schedule and keep that dental appointment as a priority. At Sycamore Hills Dentistry, we get it. Life is busy and schedules are full – yet, we want you to understand that dental visits offer more than just a good tooth cleaning. Dental visits can save your life.
In 2000 the US Surgeon General made the direct correlation between oral health and general health by saying the mouth is a “mirror” of health and disease in the body. There is a direct connection between how healthy your mouth is and how healthy the rest of the body is. Millions of bacteria live inside the mouth, some of which are helpful and others that are harmful. Bacteria can easily enter the blood stream and travel from the mouth to other vital organs, wreaking havoc on your health and well-being. The following are serious health concerns that are directly influenced by poor oral health:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Kidney failure
- Autoimmune disease
- Respiratory infection
- Pregnancy complications and loss
Dentists are specially trained to thoroughly examine patients mouths for any sign of concern. Dentists often identify the earliest stages of diabetes and cancer before patients themselves are aware of anything negatively affecting their health. Many health concerns present their first signs and symptoms inside the mouth, where most people do not think to look.
At Sycamore Hills Dentistry, we encourage you to make dental visits a priority. Our comprehensive dentistry services provide the most exceptional care to you and your family. Call today to schedule an appointment.
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