Did you know that oral health has an impact on overall health and well-being? Indeed, research shows that oral health problems not only affect your mouth, but they may also lead to chronic diseases and infections elsewhere in the body. This is why it is crucial to develop a good oral care routine, including daily brushing and flossing, and scheduling regular dental visits with SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA. Proudly serving the areas of Encino, Tarzana, Studio City, and Valley Village, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer are here to help prevent, detect, and treat conditions associated with your teeth and gums in a timely manner.
Oral health and overall health
Scientists found a link between chronic inflammation in your mouth and the development of systemic chronic conditions. These include respiratory issues, heart, and kidney diseases, digestive disorders, diabetes, osteoporosis, and pregnancy-related complications. There is also growing evidence that some chronic conditions such as diabetes may first become apparent in oral problems and that treating one condition positively impacts the other. This is another reason why seeing your Encino area dentist on a regular basis is absolutely essential.
What you can do
- Practicing good oral hygiene daily is key.
- Brush and floss your teeth daily
- Eat a healthy diet limiting sugary foods
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco
- Replace your toothbrush regularly
- Schedule regular dental checkups and cleanings
- See your dentist right away if you notice sudden changes
It is important to develop good oral health habits early on and maintain them throughout life. If you practice good oral hygiene, you can keep your teeth for life.
Dental care for those in Encino, Tarzana, Studio City, Valley Village & all surrounding areas
Your dental health team consists of you and the dental health professionals at SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA. Together, we can prevent, diagnose, and treat many dental and other medical conditions. Call us at (818) 905-5400 to schedule an appointment.