Dr Dental – Poor Dental Health Can Lead to Loss of Physical Health

12/28/23 10:00 AM

The healthcare industry believes that in poor dental health, there is a higher correlation between heart attack, stroke, diabetes, bone loss, and lung disease. 

Researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry found that people with gum disease were twice as likely as others to die from a heart attack and three times as likely to have a stroke. 

Poor dental health causes oral bacteria that have been linked to pregnancy and birth complications with ties between periodontitis, premature birth, and low birth weight.

Good oral healthcare habits at home are essential, but more is needed. It would be best if you saw your dentist regularly. The standard is at least twice a year. You should see your dentist that best fits your dental care needs regardless of how many times a year. For example, people with gum disease may need to see the dentist four times yearly to maintain good dental care. 

42% of Americans state they should see their dentist more often, falling below at least once a year cleaning—part of the reasoning is dental care cost. Yet having dental insurance in place will make dental care more affordable. Most dental insurance plans offer free to low-cost preventive dental care services. Maintaining regular dental visits helps avoid more significant, costly dental care issues. If you do not have dental insurance or are unhappy with what you do have, call our office at 310-534-3444 M-F 8 am-4 pm. We offer several good dental insurance plan options.

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