The eyes may be the window to the soul, but the mouth is definitely the gateway to the body. The health of your body and the health of your mouth are closely linked, and the state of your gums, teeth, and other tissues can frequently affect your overall health and general well-being.
At Aaron B. Pitts, DMD, we know that impeccable mouth health is important to your overall health. Poor oral health has been linked to heart disease, pregnancy complications, diabetes, and other serious health problems. On the other hand, a healthy mouth helps with proper nutrition, help promote social interaction, promotes self esteem, and engenders a general feeling of well-being.
A few signals that your mouth can send to indicate potential problems with the rest of your body include ulcers or lesions, bleeding or swollen gums, a reduced saliva flow (“dry mouth”), or even bone loss. Talk with Dr. Aaron Pitts if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
It is important to note that infection and bacteria in the mouth can cause infection in other parts of your body, and systemic bodily conditions can also affect oral health.
For more information, call Aaron B. Pitts, DMD in Pine Valley, California, at 619-473-8735. Dr. Aaron Pitts and our team are happy to help!