Your mouth is the gateway to your body, and your oral health can have a significant impact on your overall health and wellbeing. When you visit Newbury Oaks Dental, our dentist and team take the time to understand your oral health needs so that we can provide you with a treatment that not only benefits your oral health and smile, but also your overall health. We are committed to helping you understand your treatments so that you can make fully informed decisions about your dental care. If you have any questions about dental health or our comprehensive dental services in Newbury Park, California, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Glen Fung, please contact our office at 805-499-0471.
Many medical conditions have an effect on your oral health and vice versa. In fact, the condition of your mouth is often one of the first signals that something may be wrong. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, more than 90% of all systemic diseases, including AIDS and diabetes, produce oral signs and symptoms that can be used in diagnosis of the condition. Other oral and systemic conditions have been closely linked – for example, periodontal (gum) disease has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and premature and low birth-weight babies.
We strongly encourage you to floss daily and to brush at least twice a day. Maintaining a good at-home care routine is crucial to your continued oral health. We also recommend that you continue to visit our dentist at regular, 6-month intervals for dental cleanings and exams so that we can monitor your oral health and detect and treat problems before they become serious. We are committed to helping you receive the care you need to enjoy a lifetime of healthy smiles.
For more information about the connection between dental and overall health and to schedule your next dental appointment, contact our office today.