Great overall health is important to your quality of life. As dental professionals, we want to help you achieve great overall health by making sure that your teeth and gums are healthy!
How Your Oral Health Can Impact Your Overall Health
We pay close attention to your gums to detect periodontal disease. Through x-rays and exams, we search for alignment and bite issues. Our office has invested in excellent technology to detect decay and oral cancer.
These measures help us treat oral health issues that can impact your overall health.
Periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss, but it poses other health concerns, too. The same bacteria that causes periodontal disease can easily spread throughout the body. This bacteria can contribute to arthritis, dementia, preterm labor for pregnant women, and other serious health conditions.
By treating your gum disease, we may be able to help prevent you from developing these other conditions.
Misaligned Teeth and Jaws
Your crooked teeth and misaligned jaw may be impacting more than the beauty of your smile. Misaligned teeth can strain your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint that attaches your jaw to your skull. This can lead to migraines, neck and shoulder pain, and other debilitating symptoms.
We can help you straighten your teeth and jaws to ease any strain on your TMJ and prevent the painful symptoms that result from a TMJ disorder.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
When you cannot breathe well as you sleep, you may suffer serious health problems that stem from poor oxygen intake. A low blood oxygen level can contribute to the development of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, memory problems, and several other conditions.
We treat your obstructive sleep apnea to protect your overall health!
Visit Our Office to Learn More
We want to contribute to your overall health. During your appointments, we can talk to you about how your oral health impacts your general well being. Call today to schedule a check-up!