The appearance of your smile is about a lot more than just looks. Good oral hygiene and overall health are tightly linked, and many serious health problems are closely associated with dental problems.
Your Salt Lake City dentist may be the first to notice signs of more serious health problems including heart disease and diabetes. Preventative care with regular visits to a dentist is essential to your good health.
Health Problems Linked to Oral Health
A surprising number of serious health conditions have been linked to oral health. Recent research has linked many diseases to poor hygiene of the mouth, including:
- Oral cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Heart disease
- Kidney disease
Steps to Better Health
There are many things you can do to improve your oral health, and avoid serious complications from developing. Some important steps include:
- Practicing good home dental hygiene
- Eating a healthy balanced diet
- Being a non-smoker
- Having regular dental checkups and cleanings
- Looking for signs of gum disease and getting early periodontal therapy
To learn more about the links between preventative care and a healthy smile, please call Warr Dental at (801) 216-3713 today. Dr. Warr serves patients in West Jordan and South Jordan, and many other communities throughout the Salt Lake City area.