When it comes to something you want to do, it is easy to make it a priority. Rarely do you hear of anyone cancelling a vacation because s/he changed her/his mind about going. Yet, when it comes to doing things that are not quite so fun, it is often easy to reschedule, cancel, or simply “forget” about doing them. For many, dental visits are like this. People know they should keep their appointments, but when it comes time for the appointment, life is busy and they just do not really want to go. Yet, choosing to avoid dental visits is never a good idea. Your oral health is a direct indicator of your oral health, and if you neglect the one then the other will suffer.
People often refer to the eyes as being the “window to the soul.” Well, it can easily be stated that the mouth is the mirror of the entire body’s health. The human body is a complex machine with interactive parts and systems that all rely on one another. With a single blood supply running throughout the body, infections and diseases can easily travel from one system to another. An infection inside the mouth does not only affect the mouth; it can cause serious health complications that are extremely severe and can be life-threatening. The following can be linked with poor oral health:
- Cardiovascular disease
- Respiratory infection
- Autoimmune disease
- Kidney failure
- Pregnancy complications and loss
At every dental visit, your dentist does more than just clean your teeth. Your dentist gives your entire mouth a thorough evaluation to look for signs of infection, inflammation, and disease. It is no secret that many dentists spot the first signs of diabetes and cancer before patients themselves have any clue that something is awry. Dentists across the United States have saved countless lives just by giving patients a routine evaluation – yet, if the patients had not made dental visits a priority, they could have faced much different outcomes.
At Rolling Hills Dentistry, we encourage you to make dental visits a priority for you and your family. A healthy smile is more than just something to smile about – it is evidence of good health. Call today to schedule your appointment.
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