Does your healthy lifestyle include good oral health? It’s more important than you might realize! The fact is that the health of your mouth, teeth, and gums can affect the rest of your body. In some cases, problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body. As a dentist in Capitol Hill DC, I know that your understanding of the intimate connection between oral health and overall health can help you protect yourself.
Did you know that bacteria cause dental cavities and periodontal (gum) disease? Most people have heard that sugar causes decay. But what is often not understood is that many other foods – almost all processed foods and many “health foods” – also cause decay.