Dental Hygiene Affects Every Aspect Of Your Body

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By taking proper care of your teeth and maintaining good oral health, you’re also contributing to the wellbeing of your entire body. And that’s because the two are intertwined. For example, analysis of saliva can shed light on what’s going on within your body and spot symptoms before they become problematic.

 

Good dental hygiene reduces the risk of health complications such as heart attacks and strokes. Essentially, not acting responsibly with your oral health will be detrimental to your overall health. But how does your mouth affect your entire bodily health? Read on and find out.

What’s The Connection Between Oral Health And My Body? 

Your mouth allows doctors to take a glimpse at what’s going on in the rest of your body. A lot of times, when a patient goes in for a physical examination, their doctor will look into their mouth as part of the routine. This is done, in part, as a way of looking for early warning signs of any potential illness or complication. Studies have shown that 90% of all systemic diseases will show oral signs and symptoms.

 

Eighty percent of adults in America have periodontal disease, also known as gum disease. This kind of condition opens the door for further complications. For instance, having gum disease increases the risk of  Alzheimer’s disease, head and neck cancer, and makes you two times as likely to die from a heart attack, and three times as likely to die from a stroke. Additionally, having gum disease makes you more vulnerable to pancreatic and kidney cancer. There’s also a direct correlation between diabetes and gum disease, where the condition may throw off a patient’s blood sugar levels.

 

While these facts can seem daunting at first, it’s important to reiterate that oral health affects your entire wellbeing. Bacteria in your mouth can make its way to other parts of your body. Much in the same way the nutrients you consume orally benefit your body, oral bacteria can have a similar but detrimental effect.

 

Simply put, good oral hygiene promotes better health in all its aspects. That’s why we encourage you to take care of your teeth in the most responsible way.

Maintain Your Oral Health With The Help Of Your Dentist

Given the risk that everyone faces when it comes to dental wellbeing, we cannot overstate the important role of your dentist. Scheduling regular checkups is the best way to identify any symptoms and maintain your oral health.

 

Remember to:

 

  • Brush your teeth at least twice daily.
  • Use floss once daily.
  • For mouth rinse and other products, be sure they have the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

How We Can Help

Come see us regularly for your routine check-ups. Removing built-up tartar is key to maintaining healthy gums and teeth. While we usually recommend check-ups twice a year, if you have any sort of ailment in your mouth at the moment, schedule an appointment as soon as possible. We are committed to you and to your oral health, and the only to give you the care you deserve is if you come and see us. So reach out today — we look forward to hearing from you.

 

To schedule an appointment, please visit 3cdentalgroup.com or write to us at info@3CDentalgroup.com.

COVID Protected dental care

Safe Dental Care in the Age of COVID-19

Safe Dental Care in the Age of COVID-19: WE ARE OPEN

This pandemic has had an impact on just about every aspect of our lives, and yet we’re still committed to providing you with the best dental care while having the utmost regard for your health and wellbeing.

Even before everything started to change, each one of 3CDental Group’s locations followed the universal precautions outlined by CDC and ADA standards of infection control. In light of recent developments we’ve taken steps to ensure that everyone — patients and employees alike — are safe within our facilities. While COVID-19 is a new disease, in many regards it is similar to the diseases we have been protecting against for years. Ultimately, that’s the most important thing: taking care of you in every way that we can.

What Steps Have We Taken?

All our team members have their temperatures taken before beginning the workday to rule out the possibility of coronavirus symptoms. We require everyone to wash their hands every 30 to 60 minutes, and between patients. The Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that we use includes special masks with up to 98% filtration for viruses and bacteria, gloves, gowns, hair caps, among others.

Additionally, one team member’s sole responsibility is to clean surfaces throughout the day. This is performed periodically and after each patient. Also, all team members are required to bring an extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the workday to ensure maximum sanitation.

And finally, every week we complete a compliance check to make sure all protocols are being followed.

How Are We Taking Care of You?

Your wellbeing is our highest priority, so we’re going above and beyond to make sure your health is not compromised in any way. That said, we are complying with every public health recommendation. Meaning if you have a fever or a cough, we will have to reschedule your appointment. 

Other measures:

  • Every patient has the option of waiting in their car instead of the waiting room. We’ll call when we’re ready for you.
  • Patients have their temperature taken before being seated in the waiting area that only holds up to five people at a time in order to observe proper social distancing.
  • Before beginning an appointment, patients are required to pre-rinse with OraCare Mouth Rinse, highly effective given its antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties.
  • We kindly ask all our patients to sanitize their hands before returning to our business areas.

These measures are meant to protect your health and that of every patient that visits our offices, as well as the team entrusted with your dental care.

Going Forward

While we may not know how this pandemic will continue to shape our lives in the near future, we are devoted to caring for you with the highest standards of excellence.

Pushing forward, we will continue to provide you with the best dental care available along with the 3C’s: care, comfort, and convenience. We will strive to remain true to our patients and our values — because you deserve nothing less. 

For more information regarding our sanitation practices in the face of COVID-19, please visit 3cdentalgroup.com or write to us at info@3CDentalgroup.com.

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