How is Your Body Affected by Your Oral Health?

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Do you ever worry about the health of your teeth? If so, you probably know that you should brush and floss your teeth regularly. You should also schedule appointments with our team regularly. However, would you be surprised to learn that doing these things can actually benefit your overall health as well?

For example, have you heard that poor oral health could actually lead to diabetes? Sadly, an infection in your mouth can cause inflammation. This inflammation may not seem too serious, but did you know that this inflammation can actually affect how your body regulates and uses insulin?

Sadly, if your oral health isn’t as good as it could be, you could also be more vulnerable to heart disease. Sadly, your heart will have to work harder than it normally would to fight off the inflammation. Sadly, this could lead to hypertension and could leave you more vulnerable to a heart attack.

Still, you’ll be more vulnerable to other issues if your oral health is poor. For example, you’ll be more likely to have Alzheimer’s if you’ve lost a tooth before you turn 35. You’ll also be more likely to have osteoporosis and autoimmune disease if your mouth isn’t healthy.

To learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to learn more about how we can help you improve your oral health in Derby, Kansas, please don’t hesitate to give Derby Family Dentistry a call at 316-788-4000. Our dentist, Dr. Frederick Stark and Brad Norden, and the rest our team look forward to hearing from you.