“Anything that happens in the mouth goes through the whole body. So it’s really important that our patients keep up with their oral health, because it can affect so many other things like their heart, digestion, and even diabetes” – Susie Combs, Director of Clinical Operations
At Bend Family Dentistry, we understand that oral health is a critical component of overall wellness. This blog delves into how maintaining good oral hygiene contributes to your general health and why it’s more than just about having a clean smile.
The Connection Between Oral and General Health
Oral health is often a window to your overall health. Conditions like gum disease can be linked to heart disease, diabetes, and other systemic health issues. “Gum health is pivotal not just for your teeth, but it’s also reflective of your body’s overall condition,” explains Dr. Zaidi, a dedicated professional at our clinic.
Preventive Care: Key to Long-term Health
Emphasizing preventive care, we encourage regular dental check-ups and cleanings. These visits help in early detection of potential health issues, not just in the mouth but throughout the body. “It’s about more than just preventing cavities; it’s about maintaining your whole body health,” says Kelsey Reed, Dental Hygienist.
Holistic Approach to Dental Care
Our approach at Bend Family Dentistry is holistic. We understand that each part of your body is interconnected. A healthy mouth contributes to a healthy digestive system, which in turn impacts your overall health. We advise on proper oral hygiene practices that are crucial for maintaining good health beyond the mouth.
Educational Focus for Lifelong Wellness
We believe in educating our patients about the importance of oral health as part of their overall wellness journey. “Education is key. We empower our patients with knowledge so they can make informed decisions about their health,” notes Susie Combs, Director of Clinical Operations.
At Bend Family Dentistry, we’re not just caring for your teeth; we’re caring for you. Your oral health is a vital part of your overall wellness, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. Join us on a journey to better health, starting with a beautiful, healthy smile.