While maintaining optimal oral health is very important, its effects can go beyond just your teeth and gums. In fact, how you care for your smile can affect the rest of your body. By practicing a daily oral hygiene and attending regular check-ups with Dr. Ragnell at our Plano dental practice, you can improve your overall wellness and help curb the effects of many common ailments.
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How can my oral health affect the rest of my body?
The mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body, and because of this, they tend to “talk” to one another, resulting in problems that are strongly linked to the state of your oral health. For instance, people who suffer from gum disease also have a significantly increased risk for head and neck cancer, heart disease, strokes, rheumatoid arthritis, pancreatic and kidney cancer, diabetes, and much more. Even worse, pregnant woman with gum disease have only a one in seven chance of giving birth to a healthy child who is of adequate size.
By maintaining a healthy and happy smile over the years, you can even help increase your chances of living longer, as well free yourself from many frustrating, potentially dangerous conditions, including:
- Oral Cancer
- Acid Reflux
- Bad Breath
- Frequent Headaches
- Chronic Fatigue
- Sleep Disorders/Snoring
- Hot/Cold Sensitivity
- And much more!
Contact our Plano office today to learn more about our available dental services and what we can offer you as our patient.