Did you know that caring for your smile could help prevent heart disease? It is true. Research shows that beyond healthy smiles, simply brushing and flossing every day could keep you healthier for life. The habits that are good for your health are also good for your smile. Additionally, research shows that the bacteria that cause tooth decay and periodontal disease can circulate throughout the bloodstream or be breathed into the lungs. Periodontal infection also results in chronic inflammation, which has been found to be the basis of many systemic illnesses. An easy way to keep yourself healthy is to practice good dental hygiene and schedule regular visits to your dentist in Menomonie, WI.
For more information about oral health and proper home care, please contact Dr. Bruce Trimble. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Trimble to learn whether you are at risk of developing cavities or gum disease.