Your mouth is a key entry to the rest of the body. If your mouth has chronic infection or disease, it can affect your entire body. The bacteria causing oral infection can spread through the bloodstream and affect other organs and tissues. The resources needed to support your general health are diverted to handle this chronic infection, weakening the immune protection your other organs and systems naturally enjoy. General dentistry helps treat all of this, to ensure your better health.
Modern research proves connections between periodontal (gum) infection and heart attack, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, problem pregnancies, and osteoporosis. Some studies even indicate that people who lose all of their natural teeth statistically have a much shorter life span. If you want to increase your odds of a happy, healthy life, taking care of your teeth and gums means your body will be better able to take care of itself.
Here, at Howell & Everett DDS, we offer a full range of dental care services to ensure your oral health and happiness. With a modern and relaxing atmosphere, you can feel at ease. Trust us to work with you on perfecting your smile and fixing any dental need you may have.