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Oral Systemic Connection to General Health
Good Preventative Dental Care is Key
When you come to visit us here at West Airdrie Dental, we will want to know your medical history. By fully understanding your medical health, we can help you gain and maintain good oral health and will provide you with a personalized treatment preventative dental care plan. This shows how frequently you should see us for checkups and cleanings and information on any additional treatments we feel will be beneficial. If you do develop dental problems, regular checkups will quickly detect them, ensuring we can provide the appropriate treatment more quickly, protecting your smile and your general health.
To maintain a healthy mouth and a healthy body, contact West Airdrie Dental today and schedule your checkup.
Explaining the Link Between Oral and General Health
As yet, scientists aren’t sure of the exact connection but if you have tooth decay or gum disease, mouth bacteria can get into your bloodstream and from there can reach any part of your body. Once inside your body these bacteria cause inflammation, which is thought to be key to understanding the connection between oral health and general health.
Diabetes is a good example, as poorly controlled diabetes can increase glucose in saliva, providing fuel for gum disease-causing bacteria. As these bacteria thrive, they cause infection and bleeding gums. The bacteria enter the body through these open wounds in the gums and the inflammation they create makes it harder to control blood sugar levels. Failing to look after your dental health puts your general health at risk. If you have certain health conditions, especially those affecting your immune system then you may be more risk of developing dental diseases.
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What Our Patients Say About Us
Great experience! Dr. Johal did an amazing job re-doing a 20 year old filling on my front tooth, right before my wedding! It is unnoticeable and my smile looked great in my wedding photos. The entire team is super friendly and professional! I will be going back for all my dental needs. Highly recommend!
Had a fantastic experience here. With the amount of dentists available it's hard to choose the right one. Everyone here was amazing. Front desk staff, hygienists, dentists etc. Very clean and professional. Everything was explained in full and I left with alot more knowledge than I could have expected. Billing is on par with the provincial guidelines as well. Can't go wrong!
Love the folks here! As like most people, I'm not a huge fan of my teeth being worked on. But everyone here from the girls at the front counter to the hygienists and dentist himself do everything in their power to make it as painless and enjoyable as possible. Great job you guys!!
All the staff are friendly and professional. Always on time. Rebecca, the hygienist, made me feel like I have been going there for years. Highly recommend this place. Oh and they do direct billing and explain everything for you. That’s a big plus too. Third visit and always left with a smile.