Importance of Oral Health

Studies show that there is a correlation between good oral health and good overall health. These studies have also shown that good oral health is not only able to serve as an indicator of overall health, but it can actually prevent certain diseases from occurring.

More than 90% of all systemic diseases (diseases involving many organs or the whole body) have oral manifestations, such as swollen gums, mouth ulcers, dry mouth and excessive gum problems. If you are visiting the dentist regularly, your dentist may very well be the first doctor to diagnose a health problem in its earliest stages.

In the same way that good oral health can benefit your overall health, poor oral health can hurt your overall health. Those who don’t visit the dentist regularly may experience severe oral and facial pain, heart problems and digestion problems.

Our staff at Oceanfront Dentistry strives to not only make your smile more beautiful but to help our patients achieve optimal dental health. Effective preventive dentistry combines at-home oral care by patients with regular visits to a dental professional.

Resources: Delta Dental Oral Health Resources