The link between dental health and overall health

Mar 16 • 1 minute read

Lately it seems that more and more people are becoming aware of the direct link between oral health and overall health.  Patients are no longer just asking questions about whiter teeth and a prettier smile - they are concerned with their overall wellness in addition to a prettier smile.  This is critical as recent research suggests direct links between gum disease and diabetes, Alzheimer's, and heart disease. According to a recent study by the Centers or Disease Control and Prevention,  more than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. Not only do people with diabetes have a higher than normal risk of periodontal disease, but infection and gum disease can make it harder for you to keep your blood sugar under control. So make sure you brush at least twice a day and floss at least once a day. And visit your dentist at least tow times a year for your check up and to learn ways to improve your oral health.

-Negah Parsangi, DDS

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