Oral health and overall health

Everyone knows time flies. According to the American Dental, the mouth is a gateway to your body’s overall health, don’t let time pass you by without having your regular check-up and cleaning.

What risks await due to neglect of your dental care?

Bad breath: caused by bacteria, poor dental hygene, is a major cause of bad breath, that is why brushing on a daily basis is beneficial to your overall health and recommended.
Gum disease: you’re not supposed to bleed when you brush and floss your teeth. This type of neglect can cause a serious problem called gingivitis, which if left untreated can morph into a serious gum disease called periodontitis, that can lead to the loss of teeth.
Tooth loss: cavities and gum disease are number 1 cause of the loss of teeth. As mentioned before, they are very preventable.

These 2 major issues are very treatable and we emphasize the importance of visiting your local periodontist, Dr. Juan Ordoñez, for a complete oral evaluation.

How oral health impacts your overall health.

Diabetes: studies show that periodontitis is common among diabetic patients. Diabetes is a risk factor for periodontitis, and periodontitis may be a risk factor for developing diabetes, controlling periodontitis may improve diabetes control.
Kidney disease: According to a recent study, people with periodontal disease were 4.5 times more likely to have chronic kidney disease.
Heart disease: many studies suggest a connection between gum disease and heart disease. This is due to the bacteria entering the blood stream and attaching itself to plaque in the arteries, thus increasing your chances for developing clots and blockages that lead to heart attacks.

Don’t let time catch you off guard. Visit Dr. Juan Ordoñez, your local periodontist.
Call, msg, or email for an appointment.

Dr Juan: juanjor1153@hotmail.com 099 871 1578. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

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