Oral habits, such as smoking or using tobacco products, not only cause stains on teeth and bad breath but can also cause gum disease and increase the risk of oral cancers, as well as other cancers throughout the body. In addition, the materials used in dental treatments, such as fillings or crowns, can have an impact on our overall health.
Recent studies have shown that there is a link between gum disease and several other health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and respiratory infections such as pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Gum disease occurs when bacteria in the mouth cause inflammation and infection in the gums, leading to bleeding, swelling, and tooth loss. The bacteria can also enter the bloodstream and cause systemic inflammation that affects the entire body.
Dr. Glenn Belen, a leading San Mateo dentist, is dedicated to helping his patients achieve optimal oral and overall health. At San Mateo Dental Care, Dr. Belen and his team provide a comprehensive range of dental services, including preventive care, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and orthodontic treatment.
Dr. Belen emphasizes the importance of good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing and flossing regularly, eating a healthy diet, and visiting the dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups. He also offers personalized treatment plans that take into account each patient’s unique needs and concerns, with a focus on long-term oral health and overall wellness
If you live in the San Mateo area and are looking for a dentist who understands the importance of mouth-body connections, contact San Mateo Dental Care today at (650) 344-7500 to schedule an appointment. Let Dr. Glenn Belen and his team help you achieve a healthy smile and a healthier body.