Want to Take Care of Your Heart? See a Bremerton Dentist

by | Jan 23, 2014 | Dental

No one likes the bi-annual trip to the dentist. However, like every dental professional will tell you, it is for your own good. You must remember, though, that just because you go to the dentist, does not necessarily mean you will undergo some sort of procedure. Prevention is your best friend. If you practice great routine oral maintenance, you should never see the wrong side of a drill. Your local Bremerton Dentist wants you to know that oral healthcare is not all about keeping your mouth clean. It can affect the rest of your body too.

In today’s society, we live in a world that is riddled by three major cause of worldwide deaths, better known as the three Cs:

*    C – Cardiac

*    C – Cancer

*    C – Car (in relation to auto accidents)

Dentists want to help contribute to improving your oral health. This actually ensure a better overall wellness. When you practice good oral hygiene, you are lowering your chances of oral cancer, improving prevention and early detection. The same thing can go for cardiac issues.

Your local Dentist will express the importance of preventing cardiovascular disease, as well. Clearly, a proper diet, along with a healthy lifestyle, will help prevent problems from occurring. Here are some healthy habits to keep in mind:

*    Walking 30 minutes a day

*    Moderate exercise

*    Drink alcohol in moderation

*    Quit smoking

*    Controlling cholesterol and blood pressure

*    Medical examinations performed periodically

*    Maintain healthy gums

Maintaining healthy gums is very important. Cardiologists state that periodontitis is a cardiovascular risk factor. It is associated with endothelial dysfunction, atherosclerosis, an increased risk of myocardial infarction, and stroke. Therefore, Avenue Dental Care recommends you visit your dentist twice a year for regular oral maintenance and preventative treatment. Proper dental hygiene and professional cleaning will prevent the onset of gingivitis (the first stage of periodontitis).

In the event that you already have some inflammation of the gums, established periodontitis treatments will be needed. Dentists will perform scraping and root planing (also known as curettage). If your condition is very severe, dentists may resort to performing periodontal surgery.

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