Our physical health and dental hygiene are connected. It’s a reminder we throw around almost as often as ‘don’t forget to floss.” Attending to our dental health is critical for our overall health and wellbeing. Many of our Krengel Dental patients have been surprised by the correlation between the two and how often a disease or health condition can be identified during a dental exam first. According to studies, more than 90% of systemic diseases manifest orally. Some of the health conditions that can be found by your dentist include the following:
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Eating disorders
- Oral cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
When you come to see your Krengel Dental dentist at your six month visit, we look for any of the starting signs or indications of a different health condition. This includes bad breath, bleeding gum, the color of your tongue, pain levels in the jaw, bone density in x-rays and more. So we said it before and we will say it again– there are connection between your mouth and your body, so treat your smile with great care! Along with making sure to see your friendly Krengel Dental team, here are a few things you can do to keep tabs on your physical and dental health:
- Floss each day. Flossing removes tooth decay and plaque that can get into the bloodstream, impacting your health in various ways.
- See a dentist immediately when feeling any pain, noticing any swelling or unusual symptoms.
- Stay on track with all of your health-related appointment.
- Make sure you eating a diet full of rich nutrients and vitamins.
It’s that semi-annual time of year, meaning there is no better time than right now to give us a call and set up your six month visit. With us on your team, we will make sure your oral health is keeping your overall health in great shape. Call for an appointment today at 952-888-1331.