How Your Boston Dentist Can Help Maintain Your Overall Health

The advantages of healthy teeth extend far beyond a beautiful smile. Every part of your body contributes to your overall health, and the mouth is no exception. Healthy teeth and gums allow you to get the nutrients you need to maintain your health, while disease and decay in the mouth can lead to health problems that affect your entire body and may even shorten your life. Your Boston dentists at CITIDental High Street are here to help you promote good overall health by caring for your teeth and gums.

The Link to Systemic Diseases

Infections that begin in your mouth can have serious, lasting consequences for your health. Tooth decay, gum disease, and decay-related tooth loss have been linked to many chronic and serious health problems, including heart disease, premature birth, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and the onset of dementia. While the link between these diseases and your mouth is not always clearly understood, emerging research continues to confirm its validity. For example, similarities have been shown between the immune response of infected gum tissue and that of joints affected by arthritis. Preventing decay and caring for your teeth also helps to lower your risk for these major, debilitating, and dangerous health conditions.

A Healthy Smile to Keep You Smiling

Just as important as physical health, your mental health is also affected by the appearance of your teeth. Bright, healthy teeth can boost your confidence, which is good for the reactions you get from people you meet and for your self esteem. Visibly unhealthy teeth, on the other hand, can lower self esteem and damage your sense of well-being. Even the act of smiling itself can help boost your mood, a benefit that is denied to you if you are too embarrassed to smile. Though at first glance, the benefits of cosmetic dentistry may seem superficial, it can have a major impact on the quality of your life and is a legitimate issue to pay attention to.

Tooth-Conscious is Health-Conscious

Many of the habits that are good for your teeth are also good for your body. Behaviors such as avoiding sugars in favor of foods with a high mineral content, or paying attention to your mouth and noting any changes in feeling and appearance, benefit your health in other ways. A healthy diet, conscious attention to changes in your body, a routine that includes appropriate care for your hygiene, and an overall habit of health-consciousness will improve your ability to care for your body in other ways. Even regular dental checkups give your dentist an opportunity to check for oral cancer and other possible health problems that affect more than just your mouth. Any investment you make in your dental care pays off in improved health overall.

Why Choose CITIDental High Street

At CITIDental High Street, we are dedicated to excellence in comprehensive oral health and dental care services. Our goal is to meet all your needs with the talents and skills of different specialties in one office – that is what comprehensive means. We offer a complete range of cosmetic services, preventive care, and restorative care right in the heart of the financial district. Contact us today for an appointment.

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