The health of your teeth and gums is linked to the health of your entire body. Issues such as gum disease and tooth infection may result in tooth loss and persistent discomfort in the mouth, but they are also known to increase risks for heart attack, stroke, and a number of additional health problems including:
- Jawbone necrosis and deterioration
- Kidney and liver failure
- Reparatory disease
In pregnant women, gum disease and tooth infection may both increase risks for premature birth and low birth weight.
Long before serious systemic issues present themselves, telltale signs may be present in your mouth. Depew dentist Dr. Larry Evola knows how to identify these signs. Once they have been identified, he can provide targeted and personalized dental treatments that address the oral health issue before it has a chance to progress to something more worrisome.
BlabberMouth, by Dr. Susan Maples
In the short video below, Dr. Evola discusses the mouth/body connection along with the book, BlabberMouth: 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth can Tell You to Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life by Dr. Susan Smallegan Maples and Diana Kightlinger DeCouteau. This book is full of easy to understand information about the connection between oral and systemic health and provides useful tips on prevention and treatment options for both common and more obscure oral health problems. Pick up a copy from your local bookstore today to learn how to enhance the health of your mouth and your body.
Taking proper care of your teeth and gums at home is essential, but the best way to avoid undetected oral health issues is maintaining routine visits for cleanings and examinations. The ADA recommends these occur every six months, but you may need to come in more frequently if oral health issues have already begun to present themselves. During your next visit, Dr. Evola will thoroughly assess your oral health and help you decide on a schedule that makes sense for your needs.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Evola, please call Forestream Dental at 716-656-8686 today. Located in Depew, Dr. Evola welcomes patients living in Buffalo, Orchard Park, Lancaster, and all nearby areas of New York.