The Importance of Dental Care at All Ages

Dental Health Effects on Your Body

When dental visits are neglected, especially for older individuals, hygiene often lacks and dental issues develop and worsen with time. Research shows your dental health is interloped with the rest of your body such as your heart and brain health. According to the Mayo Clinic, gum disease (periodontitis) is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease. Poor dental health increases the risk of a bacterial infection in the bloodstream, which can affect the heart valves. Oral health may be particularly important if you have artificial heart valves.

Seeing a dentist regularly can help prevent many dental diseases and ensure you are also properly caring for your teeth with home care. 

No matter what your age is, regular dental checkups are necessary to maintain good health.

Do you have a loved one in need of dental care in Weston, Florida? Call us at 954-217-1411 or request an appointment online.

Author
Dr. John M. Garcia D.D.S. Dr. Garcia graduated from Georgetown University Dental School in Washington, DC in 1988. While there, he earned honors from the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics. He then studied at the highly acclaimed Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies. While there, he learned more highly detailed techniques for the whole masticatory system. Dr. Garcia also trained in the Dawson Philosophy of Occlusion and the Concept of Complete Dentistry, both of which he now follows. Dr. Garcia has been in private practice as a dentist since 1990, and he strives to keep up with the latest advances in the dental field so he can offer the most effective and advanced care to his patients. Dr. Garcia specializes in helping patients improve their smile through skilled dental care and the latest technological advances in the world of dentistry.

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