Oral Health And Well Being
Where many think of dentistry as a way in which to preserve or attain a healthy beautiful smile, this area of medicine is actually an integral part of health management. Of course it seems common sense, but years have gone by in which the mouth was treated as a separate entity from the body. Although dentists have continually worked to preserve oral health through preventive and early treatment of dental problems, we are continually learning just how great the impact of oral health is on overall wellbeing.
The truth is that oral health is directly connected to general health. When oral health is poor, the body suffers. Likewise, when a chronic health condition is occurring, signs will show in the mouth. In fact, it doesn’t even take a chronic condition to impact oral health. Women become more susceptible to gum disease throughout their lives, with every shift in their hormones.
What we look for now, rather than mere treatments for generalized dental problems, is a way to facilitate health through regular preventive care and the early detection and treatment of problems. At the root of many dental issues are bacteria. There are several types of bacteria that live in the mouth at all times. When you think of brushing and flossing your teeth, keep in mind that the ultimate goal of these tasks is to wash away existing bacteria from the mouth, not just to clean food particles from the teeth.
The state of oral health has a physical and psychological impact on a person. This condition affects how children grow and thrive, how we look, speak, smile, chew, and interact with others. Our oral health affects the taste of food. Even young children are affected greatly by oral health. In the instance where dental caries is severe, a child may experience pain that disrupts sleep, eating, and learning. Dental caries may lead to chronic infections, and systemic inflammation, not to mention nutritional deficiencies.
Oral health is important throughout life. Handling dental diseases is essential for the success of certain medical treatments, in pregnancy and especially important for those who are facing heart surgery or the treatment of a heart condition.
Smile in Style is committed to the provision of care that leads to greater wellbeing through excellent oral health.
Contact us for your dental check-up in Sunbury or Moonee Ponds.