Our oral health is determined by several diverse factors, including diet, oral hygiene, smoking, alcohol use, stress and trauma. These factors are common to several other chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and strokes.
Our mouth is a window into what is happening in the rest of our body, and your dentist can detect the early signs and symptoms of some systemic diseases (a medical condition which affects your entire body) such as Diabetes or AIDS just by looking in your mouth!
Poor oral health results in difficulty speaking, chewing, swallowing and pain, therefore affecting your ability to consume the nutrition your body needs to stay healthy. Taking care of your oral health is an investment in your overall health.
As your mouth is the entry point of many bacteria, to prevent bacteria from entering the body regular dental checks with a dentist and daily cleaning of your mouth is necessary.
Your dentist will recommend you attend every 6 months or sooner depending on how much help you may need.