“You cannot be healthy without oral health. Oral health and general health should not be interpreted as separate entities.” – May 2000 Surgeon General Report on Health
Over the last couple of years, the bridge between general health issues and common dental health issues have seemingly met at a crossroads. Today, the medical and dental communities have been taking the necessary steps towards accurately documenting the connections between medical conditions and oral health.
As we enter a new era of advanced technology aimed towards connecting medical issues to broader topics, dentists and their practices are becoming a more and more integral part of our healthy community. Top researchers have discovered that good oral health is the key to prevent cardiovascular, diabetic, and inflammatory issues in an individual.
Inflammatory diseases that are oftentimes associated with dental health include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, pneumonia, preterm and low-weight births, and various types of cancers. As many of these health implications are major detriments to an individual’s life, it is becoming exceedingly more important that medical practitioners work alongside dentists to further prevent a multitude of these health risks.
It is vital that we take our dental hygiene seriously. If not, we are faced with a disease ridden future. Talk to Dr. David Blaustein of Chelsea Dental Aesthetics today for more information on how your oral health can help prevent future medical issues. Call 212-243-6081 or visit our website at www.chelseadentalaesthetics.com.