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Oral Health and Hygiene go Hand in Hand

Thursday, September, 15, 2022

Dr. Angela Cameron and her team are dedicated to you and the oral health of every member of your household, regardless of age.

From your twin toddlers to your dear father in law who just moved in you won’t find a better dental practice than Sophisticated-Smiles in Johnson City.

Oral Health Matters

Your Johnson City family dentist explains that your oral health is vital as it is linked to overall health as well. In fact, the two are tied more than originally thought with gum disease being a factor.

Although gum disease is usually the result of poor oral hygiene there are other risks that could play a part as well.

Those risks include:

  • Tobacco Use
  • Hormonal Issues
  • Drug Use
  • Certain Medications
  • Obesity
  • Vitamin C Deficiency
  • Genetics
  • Stress
  • Bruxism
  • Age
  • Poor Nutrition

In addition to the above, other diseases that have shown issues with gums include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

With all of that being said, the biggest reason people deal with gingivitis and periodontal disease is because of poor oral hygiene.

Oral Health and Hygiene

Sophisticated-Smiles cannot stress the importance of brushing every day, twice a day. For healthy teeth and gums, your routine must also include flossing and rinsing with an antiseptic mouthwash.

Along with brushing and flossing your Johnson City family dentist also recommends eating a healthy diet loaded with vitamins and minerals, but that’s not all.

If you want healthy teeth and gums you must commit to twice yearly professional cleanings. Those who are prone to gingivitis and periodontal disease may need to commit. They may need to commit to additional periodontal treatments to keep disease at bay.

Gum Disease and Overall Health

Because gum disease is inflammation it causes redness and bleeding. The more serious form of the disease, periodontitis, also causes pockets to form between the teeth and gums.

Those pockets can easily become infected from plaque and tartar. Once that plaque and tartar gets to the blood stream it will spread to other parts of the body, including the heart. Moreover, plaque and tartar also causes thickening of the arteries and blood clotting.

Oral Health Watch

If you would like to learn more about oral health, would like to become a patient or want to schedule an appointment call now.

Your oral health and the health and well-being of your family start with healthy teeth and gums. Call Sophisticated-Smiles and schedule dental checkups for the entire family today.



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