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.
Many times, the first signs of unnatural systemic health conditions reveal themselves in changes within the oral cavity.
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What this means to us, as dental patients is this; the better our dentists understand the connection between oral health and physical health, the better they can communicate this information to the rest of us – but we do have to go see our Sacramento dentists on the regular…and make sure we befriend them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, and bookmark their blog posts!
A down economy should never be a reason to forgo optimal oral health; it will actually cost us more money to delay even just regular dental cleanings and exams.
This neglect leads to the development of oral health, tooth, and gum problems which then require more attention (read: time and money) from our trusted dentists when the spit finally does hit the sink.
There are other easy-to-pay dentistry options, and alternatives to dental insurance (just scroll down the page). And don’t be afraid to get your primary care physician involved in the conversation when needed as well.
Don’t ignore your Sacramento dentist any longer, as a special offer Dr. Celaj is promoting $89 New Patient Exams for the back-to-school and holiday season.
Sacramento Dentist Open Saturdays for Kids & Parents
We are currently scheduling “Special Student” appointments, and have both midweek and Saturday dental appointments available. For those patients without dental insurance we offer 30% OFF our regular fees, cost should not stand in the way of dental health or overall health!
Call us today at (916) 488-1933 to schedule an appointment.