A Holistic Approach for a Healthier You

Oral-Systemic Health in Carlsbad

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Our Approach to Whole-Health Dentistry

Oral-systemic health refers to the connection between your oral health and the health of your other body systems. Studies have long shown a link between poor oral health and other diseases. That’s why we place an added emphasis on thorough, comprehensive care that addresses your overall health. We want to prevent dental health issues whenever possible, and when it’s too late for prevention, we want to be comprehensive in our treatment so you get back to living a healthy, confident life that supports your total-body wellbeing.

Benefits of Oral-Systemic Health

Oral-systemic health is crucial to living longer, avoiding disease, and maintaining a smile you can feel good about. Here are just a few of the benefits of seeing a dentist who practices this approach:

Improved oral health.

When you take better care of your oral health, you’ll find that you lower your risk of certain diseases and improve your total-body wellbeing.

Dental complications are avoided.

Maintaining a comprehensive approach to your oral healthcare and overall wellness helps you avoid many of the complications and links that occur between disease systems and poor oral health.

Graceful aging.

Proper oral care keeps you feeling healthy and, surprisingly, can even affect the way your face is shaped. When you are missing teeth, your cheeks naturally sag and hollow. When you avoid dental complications and maintain all of your natural teeth, this problem is avoided.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is my oral health connected to my overall health?

Taking proper care of your teeth and gums isn’t just about having a sparkling, attractive grin. Proper oral healthcare can  reduce your risk of several major diseases, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Endocarditis
  • Alzheimer’s

It can also help you maintain better bone and jaw health, which helps you keep more of your natural teeth for more years.

What can I do to take care of my oral health at home?

Proper flossing and brushing are two of the easiest ways to create good habits for your oral health. You can also use antibacterial rinses and solutions specific for different dental issues; consult with one of our doctors about ways to take care of your oral health at home based on your specific dental needs.

I suspect issues with my dental health are impacting my overall health. What should I do?

Being aware of this is a great first step; finding a practitioner who can help you diagnose and treat your oral health with the oral-systemic health connection in mind is another great step. Consult with one of our dentists, trained in oral-systemic healthcare, who can help you manage or treat these health conditions before they cause complications.