How is Your Dental Health Linked to Your Overall Health?

You may have known this, but your oral health can be linked to your overall health. This may be obvious since almost everything that enters the body enters through the mouth. What we also mean is that the condition of your oral health can be related to major health issues in relation to your heart and other major organs. This is why our dental professionals here in Sacramento, California, encourages you to take good care of your teeth, gums, and smile to prevent any health issues as well as take care of your dental health.

One of the dental issues found linked to health issues is gum disease. This is a damaging disease that can develop when you fail to regularly remove plaque from your teeth. It has been found to be in relation to heart disease, stroke, and even pre-term delivery when babies are born at a low weight.

Other bodily diseases related to your oral health include diabetes, leukemia, oral cancer, pancreatic cancer, heart disease, and kidney disease. These can involve symptoms of swollen gums, dry mouth, mouth ulcers, and excessive oral tissue problems. You can help avoid these problems by attending your regular dental checkups, so Dr. Hoang Truong can detect these issues in their early stages.

Other things you can do to help prevent diseases or the effects of them includes brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, having a healthy diet, and avoiding smoking and tobacco use. If you have questions about how to help your overall and oral health, please contact Gateway Oaks Dental here in Sacramento, California, at 916-649-0249 today and talk to a member of our team today!