What is your oral health doing to your body?
Recent studies in periodontal disease have shown that the condition of your mouth may very well be impacting on your overall general health!
Bacteria accumulation in the mouth has been linked to conditions such as Alzheimer’s, Dementia, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory issues and even cancer! Periodontal (gum) disease is caused by a build-up of bacteria in the mouth which causes plaque, which then turns to tartar and results in eating away at the enamel and gum line. Periodontal disease can result in teeth becoming loose, decayed, discolored or even lost!
Prevention is better than a cure…
At Hartrick Dentistry in Royal Oak, we understand the connection between the mouth and the body which is why we urge our patients to incorporate a good oral health regime at home. Good oral health routines should include:
- Flossing at least once a day; removing food particles between teeth significantly lowers your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
- Brushing at least twice daily; holding the brush at a 45 degree angle to ensure the whole surface of your teeth are cleaned and your gums massaged.
- Maintain regular check-ups with us at our Royal Oaks practice to ensure your oral health is optimal.
Find your perfect smile with Dr. Nancy Hartrick
At Hartrick Dentistry, we want your smile to last a lifetime. That is why, if your home routine has failed you, we will always endeavour to give you the best treatment for the best outcome. Our other treatments include: