How Dental Health Becomes General Health

Your body is a massive, interconnected system. Problems that start in one area of your body don’t stay there. This is one point that experienced general dentist Dr. Lindsey Marshall emphasizes to her Ardmore-area patients. Dental health is general health, and if your teeth and gums aren’t healthy, your body won’t be healthy for long.

That’s why good dental hygiene and frequent, regularly scheduled trips to the dentist’s office for check-ups and cleanings are so important. Dr. Marshall will be able to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and maintain a high level of overall health.

When high concentrations of bacteria are allowed to gather in your mouth, some of those bacteria are then dispersed into your lungs and blood stream every time you take a deep breath. This is especially dangerous when you’re battling gum disease.

Some general health consequences to unchecked dental problems such as gum disease include :

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Heart disease
  • Low birth weight
  • Premature births

Fortunately, these problems can largely be avoided through simple dental hygiene and visits to the dentist’s office.

If you’re an Ardmore, Pennsylvania resident looking for an experienced dentist, please contact Dr. Lindsey Marshall, DMD, to arrange a consultation.

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