People need to be aware that just because their mouths appear healthy does not mean there are not underlying oral health issues, one expert has warned.
Dr John Bridges explained the significance of dental hygiene in maintaining overall wellbeing and not just avoiding the need for emergency dentistry, Black Hills Today reports.
He commented on theories linking heart problems to gum disease stating how they are still in the early stages and as such it is important that people have regular dental check-ups to assess the health of their smiles.
“With studies still surfacing it is hard to know how many people have been affected by poor dental health,” Dr Bridges said.
He added that gum disease can increase the risk of heart attacks as proteins pass into the bloodstream.
Dr Tim Robinson recently told KPLC that people who are scared of visiting a dentist should consider using the sedation techniques available to relax themselves and allow work to be carried out more easily.