Sparks’ Total Health Approach to Dental Care
When your oral health is a priority, the only thing it can do is benefit you. Not only will you see an improved smile, better functionality of your teeth, and little to no discomfort, but you can also be improving other areas of your health as well.
What is the Oral-Systemic Connection?
Dentistry and medicine are closely linked as the oral-systemic connection becomes more clearly understood. Dentists trained in diagnosing periodontal disease can spot changes within the mouth, that could potentially be a sign of a larger issue. The oral-systemic connection demonstrates the association between your oral health and different systemic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.
What Can I Do To Ensure My Oral Health?
First, you need to visit your dentist regularly. This way, she can monitor your oral health and intervene if needed, before issues become more complicated.
Taking a proactive approach to your dental care is another great way to ensure longevity of your oral health. Practice meticulous oral hygiene at home, including proper brushing and flossing, and watch for signs of periodontal disease, such as bleeding, swollen, or receding gums.
The best investment in your health is to stay healthy and for many patients, it starts with good oral health.