The Mouth/Body Connection

Fresno Dentist Serving Madera, Clovis, Visalia, Tulare & Nearby Areas in California

The health of your teeth and gums play a direct role in the health of your entire body. A growing body of evidence suggests proper oral health may impact even potentially life-threatening diseases, making the care you take of your teeth an important part of your overall healthcare routine.

If you are overdue for a dental cleaning and examination, please contact Gregory G. Miyake, DDS online or call our Fresno dental office at 559-224-0103 to schedule an appointment today.

Tooth Infection and Gum Disease

Both tooth infection and gum disease are caused by bacteria. This same bacteria has been linked to increased risks for:

  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory illness
  • Hypertension
  • Complications with pregnancy
  • Diabetic complications

Bacteria responsible for gum disease is also linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s, though to what extent is not currently known.

When caught during your routine dental visits, gum disease and tooth decay can be quickly treated, helping prevent the oral and systemic consequences these common dental problems can ultimately result in.

Dental Care is Health Care

Maintaining oral health can greatly reduce risks for certain disease, but requires very little effort. Daily hygiene and biannual visits with our Fresno dentist are typically all it takes to ensure a bright and healthy smile while assisting in the prevention of systemic illness.

Dr. Miyake recommends brushing your teeth after every meal and snack, and flossing both morning and night. Certain mouthwashes can also be useful in the fight against oral and systemic health issues, but are not necessary for every patient. Dr. Miyake would be happy to discuss this along with other steps you can take to protect your oral health during your next office visit.

To schedule an appointment with experienced Fresno dentist Dr. Gregory Miyake, please contact us today. Our dentist helps people in Fresno, Tulare, Clovis, and surrounding California communities maintain peak oral and systemic health.