A familiar adage says “The eyes are the window to the soul”, but the health of your mouth gives a knowledgable dentist in Temecula, CA some insight into the state of your overall health. You might think that a smile is just a smile, but good oral health doesn’t happen as a separate event from your overall health. And when your body is dealing with stress from systemic issues like diabetes and heart disease, you teeth, mouth and gums may need extra attention and care.
Diabetes and Oral Health
The effects of diabetes can be show up as red, puffy and sore gums, even for careful brushers. When Type 2 diabetes is not fully under control, extra glucose (a natural simple sugar) can be present in saliva, giving oral bacteria more fuel to grow. The American Diabetes Association notes that ongoing research suggests that gum disease can affect diabetes, just as diabetes can affect the health of the gums.
If You Use Cigarettes or Cigars
You have heard it before, and you will probably hear it again, but there are absolutely no dental hygienge or oral health benefits from smoking. Your mouth will reveal you are a smoker by the odor of your breath, the discoloration of your teeth and your increased risk of cancer of the mouth and jaw. Smoking cessation is challenging, but there are healthy rewards for those who can kick the habit.
I Value Myself
Careful attention to your oral health is a sign on confidence and self worth. Routine appointments for checkups and cleanings take a relatively small amount of time, but leave you with a polished smile. If your teeth are healthy, but you have a different concept of your ideal smile, porcelain veneers can correct a variety cosmetic issues, while looking natural at the same time.
Do You Like What Your Oral Health Says About You?
A healthy mouth and a beautiful smile are worthy goals for anyone to aspire to. Give us a call in Temecula, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.