The Importance of Dental Health

Feeling Good from Head to Toe

It may surprise you to learn that the health of your teeth and gums has a direct impact on your overall health.

  • Cavities left untreated can cause infection and abscesses.
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint – the joint near your ear) dysfunction can cause headaches, neck and jaw pain, back and shoulder pain and more.
  • Periodontal disease (Gum disease) can cause tooth loss, bone loss and infection.

But recent studies have proven a more serious link between your oral health and your total health.

It’s been proven that the bacteria associated with gum disease can cause an increase risk in:

  • Heart Disease
  • Stroke
  • Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Complications controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
  • Low birth weight babies
  • Premature birth

Knowing this information, it’s more important than ever to take good care of your teeth and gums!