You may have heard the term “oral-systemic health” before. The connection between your mouth and body is critical, and with constant innovations in the field of dentistry, that connection is better understood now more than ever. Monitoring your dental health and maintaining a faithful oral hygiene routine can benefit your body’s wellbeing as well as your teeth and gums. In this article, Dr. Askari explains the importance of oral-systemic health.
What Your Mouth Says About Your Body
The earliest signs of many potentially fatal diseases, including heart disease and diabetes, may be revealed through lesions in the mouth or other oral problems. At Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington, Michigan, your comprehensive checkup will include an examination for tooth decay and your risk of gum disease. Dr. Askari also utilizes digital X-rays that can detect decay, tumors, cysts, and bone loss. Identifying signs of trouble early will increase your chance for successful treatment.
What Your Mouth Lets in to Your Body
Bacteria and bacterial plaque constantly form around your teeth and gums. If neglected, plaque and bad bacteria can lead to tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. The infection greatly reduces your mouth’s defensive abilities, and the bacteria that infect your gums can enter into your bloodstream through the infected soft gum tissue. As the bacteria travels throughout your body, it infects other areas, potentially leading to complications during pregnancy, heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other serious health issues.
To maximize your dental health, Dr. Askari recommends attending a thorough dental checkup every six months to determine the presence of abnormalities that may indicate disease or risk of disease. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Askari, call Comfort Dental Spa in Farmington, Michigan at (248) 474-6434. We serve patients of all ages from Livonia, Novi, Farmington Hills, Dearborn, and the surrounding Detroit communities.