February is Heart Health Month. Did you know your oral health care is directly related to your overall health? When visiting our Holistic Dentist, each patient’s overall health is taken into consideration when discussing each patient’s oral care treatment.
The warning signs for a stroke include: Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, then it’s Time to call 911. You don’t want to wait to see the doctor in the emergency room just as you don’t want to wait until your teeth are falling out to see your dentist. The signals you need to see a dentist include: bleeding gums, hot/cold sensitivity, trouble eating or any kind of pain in your mouth. Often people ignore these signs thinking their mouth will heal on its own but instead it becomes a bigger problem.
The DC Dentist believe in preventive medicine. What has been discovered is that taking good care of your oral health helps with your heart health as well. Once plaque is left on your teeth it turns into tartar which must be removed by a professional. In order to keep this plaque from increasing you must see the dentist every 6 months. In fact, the same bacteria that is found on your teeth can travel directly to your heart. Your heart tissue and gum tissue are similar. Preventive medicine is the best medicine.
If you are experiencing any kind of pain, call our office, 202-544-3626. It is better to have our dentist do a comprehensive exam then for you to wonder if everything is ok. Bleeding gums is a signal you need to see our holistic dentist to discover the root of the issue.
The DC Dentist believes in providing you with the proper tools to care for your overall health. Our Hygienist works with you to develop good oral hygiene habits which includes an oral cancer screening at each appointment which is part of your Preventative Care Treatment. A visit to our Hygienist helps to maintain accurate records of your oral care and helps to answer any questions you may have regarding your flossing, brushing and rinsing techniques.
How often should you floss, brush and rinse your teeth? Quick – the answer is after every meal. If that’s not possible, then as close to that as you can. This will help to prevent tartar from building up around your teeth and gums. Our Holistic, Biological and Eco-Friendly Dentist ensures that your health care is on track, not just your oral care but your overall health care. We want everyone to have Healthy Teeth & Gums for Life!
Heart Health Month or any month is the perfect time to schedule your 6 month visits to our Dentist. That’s two visits each year. Make the call today to 202-544-3626 and we’ll be happy to see you now and again in 6 months.