Your Dental Care Matters To Your Overall Health

Why is a healthy smile so important? Your oral health care obviously matters to the condition of your teeth. If you fail to keep up with an effective brushing and flossing regimen, you can find yourself with discolored teeth, or issues with cavities and gum disease. What you might not realize is the extent to which your oral health can impact your general well-being. Our mouths contain many forms of bacteria. When a person brushes and flosses regularly, and sees their dentist for routine dental exams, they can stop those bacteria from spreading, and causing problems. You may be surprised at how issues with your oral health can create additional problems, and may affect your risk for serious threats like heart disease, and diabetes. 

Your Oral Care Habits Protect You Against Infection

It is important to remember that proper oral care is concentrated on cleaning out oral bacteria, as well as food debris left behind from meals. What can happen if you fail to effectively and consistently brush and floss? A buildup of bacteria can put you at risk for gum disease, and make you more likely to need restorative dental work to address tooth decay. It should also be noted that as this neglect allows bacteria to flourish, you may face additional risks for health troubles.

How Oral Health Problems Can Lead To Unexpected Complications

There are some obvious symptoms that can come with dental problems. For instance, you may not be surprised to hear that a cavity can lead to persistent tooth pain. However, there may be some problems you fail to anticipate. For instance, your periodontal health can influence your risk for tooth loss. Complications from advanced gum disease can lead to a breakdown of the tissues supporting your teeth. Advanced gum disease can also make it easier for harmful bacteria to enter your bloodstream, and create additional health threats.

You Can Enjoy Great Dental Care Through Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry

You can make sure your smile is taken care of by practicing smart oral health habits every day, and by seeking regular care from Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. To schedule a consultation, please call (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome and serve patients from Rochester, MN, as well as Red Wing, St. Charles, Winona, Farmington, Austin, and all surrounding areas.