Making The Connection . . .
January 30, 2011
By: Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry
Want a healthy body? You need to start with a healthy mouth. These are very true words from the American Dental Association. You might not realize this but the body is one unit. Everything is connected. The health of your mouth has a great affect on the health of your body as a whole.
Research studies show that periodontal infection can be linked to systemic diseases or conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, artery blockage, stroke and pre-term delivery, low birth-weight babies.
The good news is that there is something you can do. Given the potential link between periodontal infection and systemic health problems, prevention may be an important step in maintaining overall health.
Brush your teeth at least twice daily. Remember to clean between your teeth with floss or another type of interdental cleaner, such as a water-pik.
Eat a balanced diet and limit snacks, which may reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Schedule regular dental checkups. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove tartar, which traps plaque bacteria along the gumline.
Tell your dentist about changes in your overall health, particularly any recent illness or chronic conditions. Provide an updated health history including medication use -- both prescription and non-prescription products. If you use tobacco, talk to your dentist about options for quitting.
If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, pay special attention to your teeth and gums. The reason being is because pregnancy and the changing hormone levels that occur with it can exaggerate some dental problems.
So, make the connection. There are more reasons to take good care of your teeth and gums. It isn't about just preventing cavities or bad breath. It's about being a healthier you.
West Bay Dental, PC
No Cavity Club List -- March 2011
These children, 12 and under, scored a cavity
free check-up at their last dental appointment.
We congratulate them and their parents
for practicing good oral health.
Brendan Gehrcke Jaden Pavlawk Lydia Hurley
Gabriel Schaefer Daelin Morley Kyleigh Morley
Matthew Rygwelski Tim Rygwelski
Special congratulations to Brendan Gehrcke who was the winner in our children?s no cavity drawing and to Collin Evans who won the gift card in our adult drawing.
Or Contact Dr. Ken Nelson at:
800 S. Euclid Ave, Bay City, MI 48706
Ask The Experts Article 5604
"The BUZZ" - Read Feedback From Readers!
Julie M says:
On January 27, 2011
at 09:38 AM
Great column and info, Some People just dont realize the importance of FLOSSING. It should be done once a day AT LEAST ! (Looking forward to Dentures ???)
On January 30, 2011
at 09:36 PM
Would like to congratulate and wish luck to the Bay City John Glenn Varsity Pom Pon Squad for qualifing from regionals to the state competition at EMU Feb. 13, 2011.
Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry
Dr. Nelson has served patients at West Bay Dental since 1985. Dr. Nelson provides most dental services with an emphasis on cosmetics, full mouth reconstruction, oral surgery and implants.
More from Ken Nelson, DDS, Dentistry
Send This Story to a Friend!
Letter to the editor
Link to this Story
Printer-Friendly Story View
--- Advertisments ---
0200 Nd: 12-01-2013 d 4
(Ads not affiliated with Google)
| Ads By MyBayCity.com |
| Steelhead & Salmon Video |
Video Production & Fishing DVD Sales
| Ads By MyBayCity.com |
| Bay Area Chamber of Commerce |
Click Here to Visit Our Site!
Improving The Economic Climate, Business Environment & Quality of Living Throughout The Bay Area