Oral Health – A Crucial Link to the Overall Health and Well Being of Your Body Did you know that your oral health and the overall health of your body and all its functions are connected? Apart from the fact that the oral cavity helps with your daily dietary intake, and even breathing.
There are crucial links between the health of your mouth and your immune system. Scientists are now focusing on spreading awareness about the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene, and how failure to do so can have devastating impacts on your general health.
You’ve probably heard your dentist repeatedly telling you to brush twice a day and floss regularly. These healthy oral care habits at home aren’t just meant to ward off bad breath or keep your teeth sparkling all the time.
The importance of oral hygiene maintenance is much deeper and much more significant. There are countless bacteria in our mouth – most of them are good, but some of them are harmful. It is, therefore, crucial to maintain a balance between the two, and never let the latter grow in population. The pH of our saliva ranges between 6.2 and 7.6, which is somewhat neutral.
Inadequate cleaning, a diet laden with sugars and carbohydrates and other harmful habits can lower this pH to levels that are acidic, and favorable for harmful bacteria. These disease-causing bacteria thrive in an acidic environment and can potentially reign havoc in the oral cavity. Tooth decay, gingivitis, and oral thrush are only a few manifestations of a serious imbalance in the oral biome.
Rest assured, it’s safe to keep your dentist appointment and be seen in our Sun City and Sun City West dental offices.
At Burns Dentistry, we’re continuing our strict sanitization protocols set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the American Dental Association, along with taking all necessary precautions to protect our patients and team. In accordance with mandates from our Governor, we require all patients and team members to wear masks at all times, offer curbside check-in, and take temperatures of everyone coming into our office.
With a fully trained dental team and an in-house lab to deliver every type of dental procedure, we are fully equipped to customize an exact plan for you and your mouth. At Burns Dentistry, we know that every patient is different and that is why we’ve gone through the care and training to make sure we can deliver exactly what you need. With a personalized treatment plan, you can have the information you need to make an educated decision about your health and your future, with no pressure on our end.