The Link Between Gum Disease and Health

Increasingly, dentists and doctors are realizing that general health and dental health are linked. Your dentist can tell a lot about your overall health from looking at your teeth. Here are some major diseases and conditions that are linked to dental health. Gum disease in particular seems to be a predictor of or go hand-in-hand with other health problems.
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Dental Implants After Bone Loss

When a permanent tooth is lost, several things begin to happen. The part of the jawbone where the tooth was begins to deteriorate as does the gum. The deterioration of bone happens at a surprisingly rapid pace within the first year after the loss of the tooth. This means that even if it has only been a matter of months since you have lost a tooth, there may have been significant deterioration of the jawbone. This could mean that before a dental implant can be placed, the bone must be rebuilt.
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Your Dentist Knows Your Oral Hygiene Practices, Even If You Don’t Tell

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Many people devote a lot of attention to their health and their appearance, but completely forget about their oral health. Unbeknownst to many, the state of one’s teeth and mouth says a lot about their overall health. If they say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the mouthis the looking glass to the body’s health.

This is one reason why you should pay frequent visits to your trusted dentist in Irvine, CA. Surprisingly, there are a significant number of people who only go to a dental clinic when they can no longer bear the pain only to find out that they have other dental conditions as well. The moment they walk out the clinic’s doors, they would have found more than what they signed up for. Letting your dentist do his job will help in maintaining good oral health.