Is there a direct connection between your oral health and your overall health? Yes! Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. Taking good care of it can impact the rest of your body.
Having a dentist to help you connect the dots between your mouth and the rest of your body can be extremely beneficial. Think about how much time you spend with a medical professional discussing ways to stay healthy. If you’re lucky, you get a few minutes every year.
Seeing a dentist who focuses on complete health dentistry can help save you both time and money. Regular visits help to spot dental health problems early on when you can treat them quickly and more affordably before they escalate to major, often costly issues. Consider this: 9 out of 10 diseases that affect the entire body develop in the mouth.
Here are some helpful tips to ensure you are practicing good oral hygiene at home:
- Brush at least three times a day
- Floss daily
- Avoid smoking
The Benefits of Having a Complete Health Dentist
As a complete health dentist, Dr. Alexis Glaser educates her patients about what they can do to keep their teeth, gums, and body healthy. “I understand the connection between the body and the mouth,” explains Dr. Alexis. “Every other doctor or traditional dentists will treat the mouth as a separate entity from the rest of the body. I want my patients to understand the connection between their bodies, their mouths, and how they both affect each other.”
Part of staying on top of your oral hygiene includes:
- Maintaining healthy teeth and gums with routine cleanings and exams
- Repairing damaged, decayed, or diseased teeth
- Improving your health and quality of life with treatment for sleep issues and TMJ
Dr. Alexis also specializes in diagnosing and treating Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome (TMJ) and neuromuscular dentistry. She can help if you have headaches, neck and shoulder pain, ringing in your ears, or tingling in your fingers. While these symptoms are not directly linked to oral hygiene, they are connected to your jaw.
During your regular appointments, the dental team at Dr. Alexis DMD also checks your vital signs, blood pressure, and look for any sign of oral cancer, diabetes, and lupus. So, if you have questions or concerns, you’ll get straightforward answers and a step-by-step treatment plan. “Educating my patients is very important,” says Dr. Alexis. “I want my patients to understand the connection between what happens in their mouths and the rest of their bodies.”
Visit Our Pembroke Pines Office
The experienced team at Dr. Alexis Glaser DMD provides comprehensive dental treatment, meeting all your dental needs. Contact us to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and restorative dentistry options.
When you visit our office, we will take the time to get to know you. Our friendly, welcoming atmosphere will help you feel relaxed. We provide personalized care and individual attention to ensure that we meet your oral health and overall health care needs. We also offer convenient evening hours to accommodate your busy schedule. We invite you to call us today at (954) 431-8300 to make an appointment with Dr. Alexis Glaser to learn more about complete health dentistry. We are located in Pembroke Pines, Florida, and serve the surrounding areas of Broward County. We welcome you to our family of patients and look forward to helping you care for your smile and health!