The relationship between oral health and systemic disease
Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team at Total Health Dental of Aurora, Illinois, are committed to providing patients with the services and education they need to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Preventative care is also important, especially since there is a relationship between oral health and systemic disease. Our team will educate patients on the importance of oral hygiene in daily life and why individuals must see their dentist twice a year for a dental cleaning and comprehensive evaluation of the teeth and gums.
There is a relationship between oral health and systemic disease
Many patients are unaware that oral health can indicate their overall health. Poor oral health can lead to or worsen systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and strokes. By practicing good oral hygiene habits at home and visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups, patients can significantly reduce their risk of issues that correlate with the oral-systemic connection between the mouth and body.
How to protect the smile from oral-systemic disease
Good oral hygiene is vital for maintaining good oral health and preventing systemic diseases. Below are a few recommendations for maintaining a healthy smile and reducing systemic disease risks:
- Brush your teeth twice per day, floss daily, and use mouthwash to keep the mouth clean
- Visit your dentist at least twice per year for professional cleanings and checkups
- Seek professional care right away if you experience severe pain, bleeding, or other issues with the teeth or gums
- Eat a healthy diet each day, reducing sugar consumption wherever possible
- Ask your dentist about any treatment recommendations he may have to keep the smile healthy
How do I learn more about the oral-systemic connection?
Patients who maintain good oral hygiene habits can benefit from a healthier smile and better overall health. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin and his team at Total Health Dental of Aurora, IL, please call (630) 822-9600 today. Our practice is located at 2460 South Eola Road and accepts new patients and families.
We look forward to working with you and helping you keep not only your smile but your entire body healthy for life!