We’ve all heard of phrases like ‘the mind-body connection’, portraying a link between the various elements of our selves, but what about the mouth? Does that have a role to play in telling us more about our overall health than we realise?
Well actually, it does, and here at Buckle Advanced Dental Care in Wirral, not only do we find it fascinating, we also use this knowledge to help our patients to understand why they may experience symptoms or problems in other parts of the body. A key indicator is gum disease, caused by plaque bacteria that leads to inflammation of the gums, because this bacteria can enter the bloodstream. Gum disease has been linked to heart disease and heart attacks, which is why maintaining good oral health through routine preventive dentistry is vital for your overall wellbeing.
On the flip side, certain conditions can have a negative impact on your oral health, such as diabetes and osteoporosis, which means that just by noticing changes in the mouth your dentist may pick up on these disorders before they have been diagnosed. If you are taking any medications or undergoing treatment it is always advisable to tell your dentist as he or she will know whether known side effects could have any impact on your oral health, such as causing dry mouth or ulcers. We want to offer you personalised dental care, including oral hygiene tips that address your unique concerns or health issues.
So, although the eyes are thought to be a window to the soul, the mouth can be seen as a gateway to your overall health, which is why regular dental check ups are so important. If you are due for your next check up, give us a call today on 0151 541 0550 to book an appointment that is convenient for you.
If you are looking for a Liverpool area family dentist, we also welcome new patients- even those who have been avoiding the dentist for some time! Our staff can work with you to make sure you feel comfortable and find the right solution for enabling you to improve your quality of life with a beautiful, healthy smile.