Exploring the Mouth-Body Connection
Having a healthy mouth is about more than just a gorgeous smile (although that’s certainly important, too). Keeping your teeth, gums, and other oral structures clean and well cared for can increase your chances of enjoying better overall health as well. This phenomenon is referred to by professionals as oral-systemic health or the mouth-body connection. In a nutshell, the health of your mouth is inextricably linked to your general state of health in two ways:
1) Certain oral disorders, such as gum disease, can increase your chances of developing systemic health problems such as diabetes, respiratory illnesses, and some cardiovascular diseases.
2) Some systemic illnesses, like diabetes, osteoporosis, and Crohn’s disease, first show symptoms in the oral cavity.
Ensuring that you have the healthiest teeth and gums possible requires consistent at home care, checkups and cleanings at regular intervals, and immediate care if a problem, such as a toothache, loose adult tooth, or chronic jaw pain should occur.
Healthy Smiles Should Look Good, Too!
Dr. Vimal Patel believes that a healthy mouth should function without discomfort and should look gorgeous. This philosophy underscores every restorative and cosmetic dental procedure he performs at Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry. Whether you’ve chipped a tooth, lost a tooth to gum disease or in an accident, or want to explore how enhancing the appearance of your smile might give you an edge on the job, we can help you enjoy the best smile of your life. After all, your smile is our signature!
Our Comprehensive Dental Services
Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry is a full-service dental office and offers the following:
- Preventive Dentistry
- Restorative Dentistry
- Dental Prosthetics
- Cosmetic Dentistry
- Children’s Dentistry
- Emergency Dentistry
Schedule an Appointment with Your Prosper Dentist
At Prosper Smiles Family Dentistry, we have created a different kind of dental practice: one that focuses on family, fun, and creating healthy, beautiful smiles. To schedule an appointment, please contact us at (972) 347-9617. From our state-of-the-art dentist’s office in Prosper, TX, Dr. Patel and his talented staff proudly provide general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry to families in Celina, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Denton, and Allen.