In the wake of the pandemic, a survey done by Delta Dental shows us that more Americans are making oral health a priority. There has never been a more important time to take charge of your dental health so you can protect your overall well-being.
Science has found a clear connection between periodontal health and your overall health. Here's what you should know so you can maintain your health now and in the future. At Bonita Grande Dental, we offer comprehensive services for patients of any age!
Healthy Teeth & Gums Mean a Healthy Heart
Over the years, studies have found a connection between the inflammation that causes periodontal (gum) disease and the inflammation that causes systemic concerns like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, dementia, arthritis, and even complications during pregnancy.
When you suffer from gum disease, you essentially have an infection of your gums and jawbone, which happen to be the main support system for your teeth. The bacteria causing this infection can enter your bloodstream, which takes it to other areas of your body. If you have inflammation causing other health concerns, the bacteria from your mouth will contribute to it.
The bottom line is that if you suffer from heart disease or other chronic health problems, you may be more likely to develop gum disease and vice versa.
Protect Your Smile with Our Dentist in Bonita Springs, FL
Your best defense against gum disease is routine preventive teeth cleanings and checkups with your dentist in Bonita Springs, FL every six months.
During these visits, Dr. Michael Gostigian will screen you for gum disease, and your hygienist will remove the plaque buildup from your teeth that causes the infection.
If you're worried about visiting your dentist during the pandemic, don't be. Our dentist office in Bonita Springs is actually one of the safest places you can visit due to the high sterilization and safety protocols they follow that were already in place before the pandemic.
Schedule an Appointment at Bonita Grande Dental Today!
Bonita Grande Dental is located at 12950 Trade Way Four, Suite 104 in Bonita Springs, FL. Our dentist office is a short drive from Bonita Beach! Simply take Bonita Beach Rd SW to Bonita Grande Drive. Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Trade Way Four, and our office will be on the left.