Treating your smile with the care it deserves benefits your oral health and your overall health as well. Recent studies have found that people with moderate or advanced gum disease are more likely to have heart disease and stroke than those with healthy gums.
Not only that, but patients who have diabetes are more likely to have gum disease and other dental problems. In fact, the bacteria in gum disease, known as porphyromonas gingivalis, was found in the brains of some people who also had dementia. It is thought that it may be easier for this bacteria to make its way to the brains of those who have Alzheimer’s disease. And, dementia has also been linked to inflammation in the body (including poor dental health).
Regular, professional teeth cleanings work with daily oral habits to create a healthy smile. Certainly, preventing tooth decay and gum disease is an ongoing challenge. Your daily brushing and flossing will remove harmful bacteria in the mouth which creates the foundation for healthy teeth and gums. If not removed daily, oral debris forms into a sticky film called plaque that hardens into tartar over time. Once plaque has hardened into tartar, also known as calculus, it will require a professional dental cleaning to remove with scaling instruments.
Our team is happy to free your smile from tooth decay and gum disease, resulting in a healthier, happier you! Make your healthy smile a priority and treat it with the care it deserves. To schedule a visit with Dr. Ernesto Prida, please call our A Plus Smiles team in Edinburg, Texas at 956-627-3446 today.