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A Healthy mouth creates a healthy body- preventative health care in dentistry

The mouth is a gateway to the body's systemic health. The bacteria and inflammation associated with periodontal (gum) disease and dental cavities can enter the bloodstream and contribute to diseases in other parts of the body:

  • Cardiovascular Disease: There is research suggesting a link between heart disease, clogged arteries, stroke, and the inflammation and infections oral bacteria can cause.

  • Alzheimer's Disease: Poor oral health, such as gum disease, may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease due to inflammation in the mouth leading to brain inflammation and neuronal damage.

  • Diabetes: Diabetes and periodontal disease have a two-way relationship; diabetes can lead to an increased risk of gum disease, which in turn can make diabetes harder to control.

  • Premature Birth: Periodontal disease has also been associated with pregnancy complications, such as premature birth. The bacteria causing gum infections can enter the bloodstream and may lead to inflammation in other parts of the body, potentially triggering premature labor.

The Role of Fluoride

Fluoride plays an essential role in preventing dental cavities and reinforcing tooth enamel. It's a naturally occurring mineral found in many sources, including water, soil, plants, and various foods. The fluoride used in water fluoridation and dental products like toothpaste is added intentionally to achieve the preventive health benefits of reducing dental cavities. This process adjusts the fluoride concentration in the water to a level that helps prevent tooth decay, a practice based on extensive research indicating that appropriate fluoride use is a safe and effective strategy for reducing the prevalence of dental cavities across populations.

Healthy life creates smiles
Healthy Life

Preventive Health Care in Dentistry

Preventive health care in holistic dentistry encompasses:

  • Nutritional Counselling: Advocating for a diet low in sugar and carbohydrates to decrease the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, supporting healthy teeth and gums.

  • Stress Reduction: Implementing stress reduction techniques to help maintain oral and overall health, as stress can lead to neglect of oral hygiene practices and conditions like teeth grinding.

By focusing on preventive health care and acknowledging the benefits of treatments like fluoride, holistic dentistry aims to maintain both oral and systemic health. This approach ensures a better quality of life by understanding and addressing the potential impact of dental issues on the body's overall health.

Book Your Visit Today

Don't wait for minor issues to become major health concerns. A holistic dental practice offers comprehensive care that looks at the bigger picture, focusing on preventive strategies tailored to your unique needs. Schedule your visit now and take a significant step forward in your health and wellness journey. Your body—and your smile—will thank you.


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