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Your dentist can help you live longer

Everyone wants a white, attractive smile, but did you know that taking care of your teeth can also help you live longer? Medical studies have linked oral problems to a host of serious medical conditions such as diabetes, stroke, infections, and heart disease. Since many oral problems are highly preventable, taking care of your mouth may actually save your life.

Your mouth is one of the primary ways bacteria and other pathogens enter your body. Gum infections and open sores in your mouth allow these microorganisms to enter your blood stream and wreak havoc on your circulatory and immune systems. This leaves your body more susceptible to developing any number of life-threatening diseases. If you want to live a long, healthy life, you must seek proper dental care.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Cavities and other oral health problems don’t magically disappear by themselves. If you don’t get them taken care of, they will only lead to more problems down the road. Preventing them from occurring at all is even better. Maintaining good oral health benefits your entire body! Get on track with your oral health protection schedule and plan a visit to White Oak Dental.