At Kingsdale Dental Care, we strive to provide a high-level of patient care. We know that each one of our patients is an individual with unique needs and concerns related to their dental health. We work with our patients to figure out their needs and how we can address them.
Part of out job as a dentist in Columbus, OH is to educate our patients and the community on issues related to dental health and good oral hygiene. This is especially important as there is a mouth-body connection when it comes to healthcare. Good oral hygiene can have many positive impacts on your overall health, and bad oral hygiene can have the inverse effect.
Oral hygiene is an important aspect of overall health.
Did you know that having good dental health can lower your risk of many other disease such as heart disease, diabetes, and arthritis?
Infections in the mouth can spread to the rest of the body. If you have good oral hygiene, you can prevent infections that could lead to bigger health problems.
Of course, it is also essential to have other healthy habits such as diet and exercise as good oral hygiene can’t prevent problems like heart disease and diabetes completely.
Having a healthy diet can also have a positive impact on your oral hygiene. Avoiding excess sugar can keep your teeth healthier as bacteria in the mouth survive and thrive on sugar consumption. Other foods are acidic and can cause tooth decay. This is why we recommend to limit intake of sodas.
Regular dental checkups can act as an early warning to detect health issues.
Some disease can show up in the mouth first. So, coming to see us for dental exams regularly is important.
Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and oral cancer. By visiting the dentist, we can screen for periodontal disease.
It is important to note that some of the risk factors associated with gum (periodontal disease) are also risk factors associated with other diseases.
These risk factors include:
- Tobacco use
- Bad nutrition habits
- Genetic factors
Schedule an Appointment
Make sure that your mouth is happy and health by scheduling an appointment with Kingsdale Dental Care. We can screen for gum disease and other oral health problems.