Dental Health “Impacts Overall Health In Significant Ways.”
Jean De Luca of Delta Dental of Idaho wrote for the Twin Falls (ID) Times-News (12/22) on the importance of dental health. De Luca wrote, “good dental health isn’t just about keeping your teeth sparkling” as “oral health impacts your overall health in significant ways.” De Luca added, “Up to 80 percent of adults have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.” Stressing the importance of regular dentist visits and a strong oral health routine, De Luca wrote that “studies suggest that gum disease may cause health problems including increased risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke.
Dr. Lambrechts says:
This is true…There are proven links from the oral bacteria to heart and organ diseases. It’s all about keeping the “bad” oral bacteria levels low and preventing their infiltration into the circulatory system. Keep your dental cleaning visits to help prevent this process from damaging your body.