A Healthier Mouth Means a Healthier Life!

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We all know that visiting the dentist regularly and practicing great oral hygiene at home will lead to a healthier smile, but fewer people are aware of just how connected oral health and overall health are. Our team at High Point Dentistry is here to not only help you maintain clean and healthy teeth and gums but achieve a healthy lifestyle as well.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease can develop for many different reasons, the most common one being poor oral hygiene. This can lead to red, puffy gums, gum recession, and gum bleeding. Periodontal disease is an issue that should be taken seriously to keep your teeth, gums, and jawbone in the healthiest state possible. It has also been linked to heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis, which is one of the reasons why preventing and maintaining periodontal disease is so important.

Dental Abscesses & Infections

What starts out as a simple cavity can turn into a much larger issue if efficient and effective dental care is not provided. When cavities are not taken care of, harmful bacteria can make its way inside a tooth and cause an infection. If a root canal treatment is not performed, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and even other parts of the body, which can cause serious consequences. If you have a tooth that is aching consistently or a tooth that was hurting but recently stopped completely, we recommend scheduling a dental visit.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can affect many areas of a patient’s life. Common symptoms include chronic fatigue, daily headaches, sore throats, loud snoring, and brain fog. When sleep apnea goes untreated for many years, it can also lead to an increased risk of a heart attack, stroke, and diabetes. In serious cases, sleep apnea can even be fatal. Our office creates custom oral appliances that help keep patients’ airways open and help them get restful sleep on a consistent basis.

Our team loves creating custom treatment plans that help our patients lead healthier lives. Contact our office and schedule your next appointment today!

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