Marshall Orthodontics - June 2019

JUNE 2019



Anyone who’s walked through the doors of Marshall Orthodontics knows the power a new smile can give to you. What they may not know is how important a healthy mouth is to their life as a whole. As we begin to understand more about oral health, we’re starting to see a direct correlation between oral hygiene and overall physical health. Taking proper care of your mouth is a goal we can all get behind. Let’s take a look at some of the ways we can live a healthier life by cleaning more regularly. The contents and general health of your mouth can say a lot about your well-being. Just by taking a look at your saliva, doctors can tell volumes about what’s happening inside your body. By taking samples from the mouth or doing a general examination,

symptoms that reveal themselves in the mouth, making routine oral examination a potentially life-saving tool. To get the most out of oral examinations, we have to treat our mouths with special care. If we neglect our oral hygiene, we could be in for a world of hurt — mentally and physically. This can happen in a number of ways. For example, plaque buildup is a common source of infection. If you’re not taking the time to brush and floss regularly, then you could be exposed to the true dangers of plaque. What starts as a discoloration of the teeth and a buildup of unattractive white film can quickly turn into a haven for bacteria. That bacteria can then lead to a serious infection of the gums known as gingivitis.

enough. That doesn’t sound like a great way to pass the time.

Plaque isn’t only a menace to your oral hygiene. Studies have shown that it can also result in a number of more serious infections. These include preterm births, cardiovascular diseases, and diabetes. The current theory is that oral infection releases toxins into your bloodstream, causing these other more serious conditions. Sounds scary, right? Well, the good news is that it doesn’t have to be. Alongside regular checkups with a trusted dental professional, your chances of having any of these issues as a result of poor dental health are very slim. We’re trained to spot the signs of underlying issues, and we’re prepared to refer you to the right course of action. By working together, we can see to it that your smile stays beautiful and your body follows suit. To find out more, give us a call at 864-362-2716 or visit our website anytime at . Let’s make a healthier tomorrow, today.

“As we begin to understand more and more about oral health, we’re starting to see a direct correlation between oral hygiene and overall physical health.”

physicians can spot the early symptoms of many systemic diseases that can affect your whole body. Bad oral hygiene can even be an indicator of dementia or Alzheimer’s. In fact, studies show that more than 90% of all systemic diseases have

If it’s not treated right away, it can turn into an even more serious infection known as periodontitis. From there, you could be looking at a mouth full of rotting teeth and gangrenous infection that could potentially be life-threatening if it gets severe

– Dr. William Marshall

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