Your mouth contains bacteria that cause tartar and plaque. If it isn’t removed, it gets into the bloodstream. From there, it travels to the heart and brain, where it causes stroke and heart attacks. Many research studies show that people with a minimum of one dental cleaning had a lower risk of stroke and heart attack than those without any dental cleanings.
Yes. The bacteria in your mouth cause inflammation. When bacteria enter the bloodstream, the walls of the blood vessels thicken up, and blood has a difficult time flowing through the veins and arteries. When blood can’t get to the organs, they can’t get the necessary oxygen and nutrients.
When the body can no longer make its own insulin or becomes resistant to it, the body becomes diabetic. People with diabetes suffer from:
It’s easy to see how routine dental cleanings will help a person with diabetes.
It is. While there is no direct correlation between dental bacteria to Alzheimer’s, studies show that bacteria related to gum disease have been found in the brains of people with dementia. That’s scary enough to make you brush and floss three times per day, no matter what isn’t it?
Yes. Pregnant women living near Granite Bay in Folsom, Roseville, Loomis, Lincoln, and Rocklin should take extra care of their teeth during pregnancy. Hormones released during a pregnancy wreak havoc in the mouth. The bacteria and resulting inflammation make their way through the bloodstream into the placenta. And low birth weight and premature birth are the results.
In a recent study, The University of Sydney in Australia studied 1,000 pregnant women. The results showed that six hundred of those women took good care of their teeth. The study demonstrated that good dental habits won out over hormonal changes during pregnancy.
Dr. Colby Smith wants you to know that there’s a reason to have teeth plaque removed every six months. The first is that insurance companies will pay for two cleanings every six months and one day apart.
The second and most important is that Dr. Smith has two chances each year to catch an infection or oral cancer before it causes real damage. Most oral problems can be removed or treated when caught in the early stages.
If you have health conditions that dental cleaning will help, please call Dr. Colby Smith of Granite Bay Dentistry at (916) 735-4720, book an appointment here, or drop in at 8769 Auburn Folsom Road in Granite Bay.