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.