Three facts about your oral health that you might not know!
- Posted on: Feb 28 2021
When we think about maintaining a healthy body, regular exercise and a nutritional diet are often the first two aspects that come to mind. However, keeping a healthy body also requires patients to take care of their oral hygiene as well! The health of your smile can also impact your overall health, making it incredibly important that patients take time to think about caring for their teeth and gums as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal educates patients on how to care for their smiles to ensure they are reducing their risks of certain health concerns. Below are three facts that many patients don’t know about their oral health’s impact on their overall health!
- Cardiovascular concerns can develop due to poor oral hygiene. Periodontal disease is an infection that develops in the mouth due to bacteria that causes an infection. Not only does it impact the health of the smile by damaging the gums, bone, and teeth, but this bacteria can also enter the bloodstream and spread throughout the body. Studies have shown that patients with periodontal disease have plaque in the arteries of their heart that match with the bacteria present in the mouth.
- Diabetes can cause inflamed gums and dry mouth. Patients who have diabetes have distinguishable, visually changes that can occur to their smile. In fact, a dentist can tell if a patient is diabetic just by evaluating their gums. Improving your glucose levels and also improve your gum health.
- Periodontal disease also increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies continue to show that patients with severe cases of periodontal disease are at a much higher risk of experiencing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Taking care of your smile can significantly reduce your risk of this and other medical problems that continue to be linked to one’s oral health and wellness.
Discuss your oral health needs with Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team
Call our downtown Montreal,area office at (514) 875-7971 to request a consultation appointment with our team of professionals and find out if your smile is healthy! Our facility is located at 800 Boul Rene-Levesque O, Ste. #310.
Posted in: General Dentistry