Healthy Teeth - Healthy Body

by Jason 5/21/2012 9:31 AM

Taking care of your teeth may not only brighten your smile, it may prevent disease. The belief that oral care can have an effect on the health of the body as a whole has been strengthened by recently published findings.

We have been told for years by our dentists that bacteria live in our mouths and help break down our food as we eat. What many do not know is that some bacteria can be harmful to the human body if introduced into the circulatory system. Bleeding and infected gums become an easy way for bacteria to enter directly into the bloodstream and reach every part of the body. According to Nabil Bissada, a professor of periodontics at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine, 50 percent of the bacteria in the body are found in the mouth.... more...

Before Your Due Date, Schedule a Date With Your Dentist’s Office

by Jason 5/1/2012 9:50 AM

Most pregnant women recognize how important their own overall health is for their baby’s health, but may ignore a critical component – their oral health. In fact, a survey of American children’s oral health conducted on behalf of Delta Dental found that nearly 4 out of 10 American mothers neglect to visit a dentist during pregnancy, which is significant to helping prevent harmful oral and overall health problems for themselves and their babies.... more...

Archive



©Delta Dental of Missouri 2012