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Healthy Gums for Overall Health

One of the best things you can do for your overall health is to visit your dentist. That’s right, your dentist.

Because oral and overall health is connected regular dental checkups in Laguna Hills keep you out of the high risk category when it comes to heart disease and heart attack.

Overall Health is Linked to Oral Health

If you follow this blog you will know there is a link between oral and overall health. That link is inflammation from gum disease.

What scientists are beginning to see is that people with heart disease and other types of systemic diseases also have gum disease.

In other words when you take care of your teeth and gums you’ll be taking care of the rest of your body.

The Overall Health Connection

Dr. Dean Garcia and Dr. Ryan Conkle explain that gum disease creates plaque and tartar buildup between teeth and gums.

In more severe cases the tartar gets so bad that it forms pockets between teeth and gums as well. The pockets contain bacteria that will get into the bloodstream. Once it gets into the bloodstream it attaches itself to the blood vessels.

What doesn’t attach makes it to your heart clogging your arteries. Plaque from mouth bacteria along with plaque from bad food won’t do the heart or your organs any favors.

The best way to prevent heart disease and stroke is to practice good oral health. When you brush twice, floss once a day and use an antibacterial mouthwash you are giving you and your body a fighting chance.

Professional Dental Cleanings

Dr. Ryan Conkle and Dr. Dean Garcia cannot stress the importance of regular professional dental cleanings for overall health. When you have your teeth cleaned twice a year you are preventing plaque and tartar build up. Again, this prevents tartar from invading the rest of your body affecting your overall health.

If you have regular professional cleanings with your dental hygienist in Laguna Hills you are also preventing the need for root scaling and planing.

Root Scaling and Planing

Some people never have to deal with root scaling and planing while some require it at least once a year. Those that don’t may be lucky, however, it is more likely that they schedule regular dental checkups and professional dental cleanings.

If you haven’t had your teeth cleaned in some time talk to Saddleback Dentistry about a deep cleaning for your teeth. Regular professional cleanings prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

A Dentist for Overall Health

For more information regarding oral and overall health call and schedule an appointment with your dentist in Laguna Hills today.