How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating West Jordan Dental Patients About Little-Known Risks

The link between dental health and your general health is indisputable. And as the team at Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan can assure you, it works both ways. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

  1. Diabetics with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk.
  2. A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).
  3. Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

At Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan, the dental health of each of our patients is our number one priority every day. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health. Our services include general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next cleaning and checkup with us today!

Contact Jordan Landing Smiles – David B. Powell DDS:

801-280-6911

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7478 Campus View Dr., Ste #202
West Jordan, Utah
84084

 

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