Oral Health Problems Bigger Than Just a Cavity
Did you know…research has shown that periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis may be linked together? Taking care of your oral health now by a Doylestown dentist may be a good way to take care of your joints later. Researchers have found that the same bacteria primarily responsible for gum disease can also be found in the joints of patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an immune disorder. The bacteria in your mouth may release an enzyme which makes the residue of certain proteins in your body appear to be foreign intruders, thus attacking itself. That is why it is so important to maintain proper oral hygiene for overall health and regular check-ups for your family dentist in Doylestown.
The easiest thing you can do to not only to maintain oral health, but overall health is to make sure to brush your teeth! By brushing your teeth after every meal or at least twice a day you can significantly help prevent harmful bacteria spreading throughout the body.
• Brush your teeth twice a day
• Floss after every meal
• Make sure you schedule a check-up every 6 months with your North Wales dentist!
When you visit our Doylestown dentists, you and your smile are our top priority. Our entire staff is committed to providing you with the gentle dental care that you deserve. Are you still trying to find a dentist in your area? Call your Doylestown dentists today at 215-874-0888 or contact us online and remember, “Every milestone in life deserves a great smile”.