The Importance of Dental Health
Updated on Sunday 17th September 2017
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We all want a perfect, beautiful and white smile. Of course, we want it for aesthetic purposes, but more importantly, because this is an indicator of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy body. Recent studies have demonstrated that oral health can say a lot about our general health and that various oral problems are signs of certain diseases located in other parts of the body. Our dentists in Dubai are specialized in all areas related to oral problems and they can offer you a proper insight on a variety of issues. Due to modern technical developments, the dental problems can be identified from the early stages of development and they can be cured with higher rates of success.
The mouth is an indicator of general health
Studies have shown that one of the most common oral problems, periodontal disease, is related to serious health issues, like heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and even preterm labor. Some people are genetically predisposed to periodontitis, but this disease can also appear if a person neglects oral hygiene. A dental appointment can reveal microbial infections, types of cancers and immune disorders, all of which are actually systemic diseases (diseases which can affect the entire body, not just parts of it). The most common diseases which can be linked to oral health are:
• cardiovascular diseases;
• Alzheimer’s disease;
• Sjogren’s syndrome – a disorder causing dry mouth.
Saliva testing in Dubai
One of the easiest methods to test for different affections of the body is the saliva testing. Just by collecting a sample, our Dubai dentist can find out if the patient has osteoporosis, hepatitis and even several types of cancers. The level of saliva in the mouth can also indicate that the immune system of the patient is weakened. When making an appointment at a dental clinic in Dubai, please ask the dentist to perform this simple procedure, which will allow you to find out more about the general state of health and, if needed, to treat a certain disorder from its early stages. Prevention is the best method to avoid the medical conditions mentioned above. You can keep your teeth healthy by practicing a daily routine which includes brushing teeth at least twice per day and using dental floss and mouthwash every day. Even if there are no apparent oral problems, dentists recommend yearly dental check-ups.
The importance of professional dental cleanings
The healthy teeth will pretty much depend on the seriousness you treat the periodical dental visits. Our dentists in Dubai are able to offer complete dental investigations each time you appoint a dental visit. If the doctor considers the teeth developed plaque and tartar at a raised level, the patient will receive a professional dental cleaning where the following steps are included:
• dental x-rays to analyze the status of the teeth;
• oral examination in search of gingivitis or periodontitis;
• professional dental cleaning with special instruments to remove calculus;
• professional brushing of the teeth;
• fluoride treatments to strengthen the teeth.
It’s up to us to preserve the health of the teeth
Besides receiving proper dental care, our dentists suggest all patients give complete importance to their lifestyle and to adopt healthy diets and habits. As we all know, the sugary foods and the acid beverages combined with a poor oral hygiene will lead to decay and eventually cavities. A balanced diet with white meat, fresh fruits, vegetables, and plenty of water not only that will help the general health, but it will maintain your teeth healthy and strong, due to minerals and vitamins obtained from the foods mentioned above. The importance of dental health should solicit our attention every day, and complete focus should be given to the daily habits like brushing and flossing the teeth at least twice per day. A complete dental care should end late in the day by washing the denture with mouthwashes based on fluoride which is an excellent natural mineral that helps our teeth get stronger.
We have prepared a video about the importance of dental health and we invite you to watch it below:
For complete information about the importance of oral health, we recommend you to get in touch with our team of dentists in Dubai.