“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” -Benjamin Franklin
Are you looking for affordable dental service in Clarksville, TN? At Schmitt dental, we see firsthand how a little preventative dental care will save you lots of time, discomfort and money in the long run. Did you know that poor oral hygiene can:
- Hurt your heart? People with gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease compared to those who don’t have periodontitis. Researchers believe harmful bacteria from the mouth enters the blood stream and attaches to fatty plaques in your heart’s blood vessels, leading to inflammation and upping your risk of clots that can trigger heart attacks.
- Affect your memory? Research suggests a tie between poor oral health and an increased risk of dementia. Experts think oral bacteria may spread to the brain through cranial nerves that connect to the jaw or through the bloodstream, and may contribute to the type of plaque that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s.
- Impact your blood sugar? People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than those without diabetes. While this may be because diabetics are more susceptible to infections, there’s also been research that finds gum disease could make it harder to control your blood sugar, and that treating it helps improve diabetes symptoms. (Corbett, Holly C. “5 Ways Poor Dental Care Makes You Sick.” Prevention, n.d. Web. 3 Mar. 2014.)
For good oral hygiene, brushing daily isn’t enough to kill the dangerous bacteria in your mouth that could spread to other areas of your body. You will also need regular preventive care at your dentist. Keep your whole body healthy with regular and affordable dental service at our Clarksville, TN office. We’re happy to offer simple solutions to keep your mouth healthy, happy and smiling!