Dr. Miller, and our dental team are committed to providing you and your family with optimal dental health in Middletown, Connecticut. By ensuring the health of your smile, we also benefit your overall health. Most people do not realize it, but your oral health and your overall wellness are connected.
Studies have been performed to find connections between dental health and overall wellness. For instance, gum disease is linked to several illnesses including heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disease. Those with gum disease are twice as likely to die from a heart attack and three times as likely to suffer from a stroke. This is because the mouth acts as a portal of entry for infection. Prolonged inflammation in the mouth can allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream. From there, inflammation can occur in other areas of the body.
A few things that you can do to maintain your oral health are practicing proper dental hygiene and visiting our office often. Patients should brush their teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. This will help prevent decay and other issues from occurring. Visit our office at least every six months for a routine dental checkup. This appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and X-rays. These appointments will help our dentists to catch any dental problems early. To learn more and to schedule your appointment, contact our office today.