We hope you rang in the new year surrounded by friends and family members. If you’re like millions of Americans, you probably made a New Year’s resolution before the clock struck midnight.
At New Albany Implants, we always see patients at the first of the year who tell us they hope to get healthier this year. We celebrate their efforts to better their overall health, but we also remind them of the connection between their oral and overall health. So, if you’re one of the millions of Americans who have pledged to make this the year you get into better shape or eat healthier, we’d like to encourage you to keep your oral health in that plan.
You can do that by visiting our office twice a year for checkups and cleanings, as well as brushing twice a day and flossing regularly.
But before you schedule your next appointment with us, let’s take a second to review the connection between your overall health and oral health. Recent studies have shown there is a two-way street between gum disease and ailments like heart disease and diabetes.
Gum disease will affect nearly 75 percent of all Americans at some point in their lives. It can strike with little to no signs and have serious repercussions on your overall health. Not only has gum disease been linked to heart problems, but it’s the leading cause of tooth loss. Rampant tooth loss may only seem like a cosmetic issue, but it goes way beyond looks. Tooth loss can cause significant bone deterioration, and if the problem isn’t fixed with dental implants, it can actually shorten your life. According to the American Dental Association, denture wearers live on average 10 years less than those who have their natural teeth.
If you suffer from tooth loss, visit our New Albany dental practice today and ask about our dental implants. With our One Day Smile Solution, we can place dental implants and new permanent teeth in just one day. Call us today to schedule your appointment.