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Are you ever concerned about the health of your teeth? If so, you probably already know that you should brush and floss your teeth daily. You should also schedule appointments with our team regularly so we can catch any issues before they become too severe. However, would it surprise you to know that your oral hygiene regimen will actually benefit your overall health as well?

Have you been told that poor oral habits could actually lead to diabetes? Sadly, if you get an infection in your mouth, it will cause inflammation. This inflammation may not seem too serious to you, however, please note that this inflammation can actually influence the way your body uses insulin.

Similarly, if you have poor oral hygiene, you could also be vulnerable to heart disease. If you have poor oral health, your heart will need to work harder than it normally would to fight off the inflammation. Unfortunately, this will lead to hypertension, high blood pressure, and could lead to a heart attack.

You will also be more vulnerable to other medical problems if your oral health is poor. You’ll be more likely to have osteoporosis, bone degenerations, and autoimmune disease if you have poor oral health. You’ll also be more likely to have Alzheimer’s if you’ve lost a permanent tooth before you turn 35.

If you would like to learn more about the care you can receive from our team, or to learn more about how to improve your oral health in Highland Village, Texas, please contact Highland Village Smile Studio by calling us at (972) 317.1406. Our dentist, Dr. Nicole Richardson, and the rest our team are excited to hear from you.