Gum Disease Prevention
While the effects of periodontal and gum disease can be devastating, they can be avoided with proper care. Dr. Christian Berdy and Dr. Cary Berdy can work with you to map out your ideal path to gum disease prevention. Read below to learn why your oral health is so important to your overall health, then contact us at 904-389-1376 to schedule your appointment with Berdy Dental Group.
Your oral and overall health are closely linked. The mouth forms a gateway to the rest of the body, and the condition of your teeth and gums often affects your general health and wellbeing. In fact, studies have shown that poor oral health is linked to heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications and other serious medical conditions.
Your mouth will often provide “signals” to the rest of the body about health problems in the form of ulcers, lesions, bone loss, bleeding or swollen gums, a reduced saliva flow and other unwelcome symptoms. Bacteria in the mouth can cause infection in other areas of the body, and systemic conditions that affect the entire body are also known to have an impact on your oral health.
Conversely, a healthy mouth aids in overall nutrition, promotes self-esteem and enhances your general well-being.
Luckily, there are many easy ways to maintain a healthy mouth, including:
- Brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day
- Flossing daily
- Attending regular dental visits
- Telling your dentist about any changes in your overall health (recent illnesses, ongoing conditions, medication use, etc.)
- Refraining from smoking or chewing tobacco
- Managing dry mouth
If you have questions about your oral health or the mouth-body connection, please to contact our office. We will be happy to provide you with more information and schedule your appointment with our dentists.