How Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums Can Keep You Smiling in Good Health

How Taking Care of Your Teeth and Gums Can Keep You Smiling in Good Health

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Jun 19 2021, 10:22 AM

Did you know your oral health offers plenty of clues about your overall health? According to the American Dental Association, your mouth is a window to the rest of your body. 

When you protect your mouth, you are protecting yourself against dozens of serious illnesses.

At Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, Dr. Zamakhchari and Dr. Nasir are experts at helping you maintain optimum oral health to keep you smiling in good health at all times.

How Your Mind and Body Are Connected

The mouth is filled with millions of bacteria that can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. 

Researchers have found links between periodontal disease and other health problems like strokes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. Pregnant women suffering from periodontitis run an increased risk of delivering preterm or low-birth-weight babies.

Even though further research is required, studies show that many systemic health concerns like AIDS, Sjogren’s syndrome, and diabetes typically present themselves in the form of lesions or other oral health concerns.

How You Can Protect Yourself From Illnesses

With every new study, it is becoming increasingly apparent that a robust oral health routine is crucial in shielding yourself against countless bacteria and diseases. 

Our dentists at Stonewall Dental Associates recommend you follow these steps to protect yourself from illnesses:

  • Brush twice a day and floss once every day.
  • Consume a balanced diet and cut down on eating snacks or drinking beverages that lead to tooth decay.
  • Visit your dentist at least once every six months and get regular dental cleanings and checkups. 

Periodontitis can have various symptoms from swollen or reddish gums, pain while brushing, bad breath, loose teeth, and a change in how your dentures or oral appliances fit. 

If you notice any of these symptoms, contact our dentists at Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, right away. They can take adequate steps to prevent further damage to the gum tissue.

Get in touch with Dr. Nasir or Dr. Zamakhchari at Stonewall Dental Associates to learn more about the extensive treatments we offer. Call (703) 368-1000, request an appointment online, or visit our office at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110 for a quick consultation.

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