At Lumbertown Dental Wellness, we make it a priority to help patients live their best and healthiest life. One of the ways we aim to improve the lives of our patients is through health education. There is a wealth of knowledge available online, but it can be difficult to discern what is and isn’t applicable to your health. Dr. James R. Donley aims to improve the patient experience by providing quality information here on our site.
Did you know that your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body?
What you eat affects the rest of your body and its function, but your oral health plays a role, too. Left unchecked, periodontal disease (gum disease) can negatively impact your body, damaging more than just your teeth and gums.
There is a direct correlation between gum disease and the following health conditions:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Breast Cancer
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Heart Disease
- Oral Cancer
- Pancreatic Cancer
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Sleep Apnea
The best thing to do is prevent periodontal disease in the first place. Caring for your oral health on a consistent basis by practicing good dental hygiene and attending your dental appointments every six months is an important first step in preventing gum disease. If our dentist and team have diagnosed you with this condition, we can help.
Take the first step toward a healthy body by scheduling your dental appointment in Muskegon, Michigan, at 231-720-0006.