We all know that keeping up with regular visits to our Sacramento dentist will keep our teeth in tip-top shape, but did you know that by reducing fat from our diets we are also helping our bodies fight gum disease?
Back in 2011 Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine researchers found the human body is better at fighting gum disease when fat cells, which trigger inflammation, disappear.
Now this doesn’t mean if we go out and dive into the next fad diet, that we no longer need to see our friendly neighborhood Sacramento dentist as often. Since weight loss is such a popular topic of conversation these days, we can now add gum disease to the list of benefits involved with a reduction in body mass and fat cells.
Sacramento Dentist Discusses the Connection Between Oral Health & Overall Health
Regular dental visits help catch oral health issues like gum disease, tiny cavities, and even signs of oral cancer before they have a chance to become bigger problems. What might start off as a microscopic cavity that can be filled in one visit could potentially lead to total tooth loss if treatment is ignored.
This is only preliminary research in the fat cells and gum disease connection and certainly more needs to be done, but at the very least it is another sign of how the health of our teeth and gums has a huge impact on our overall health.
A new paradigm between dentistry and medicine is now developing regarding patient care. As the oral systemic connection is more clearly understood, dentists who are trained in diagnosing oral and periodontal disease will play a greater role in the overall health of their patients.
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