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Chronic Health Conditions: Diabetes, Heart Disease...and Tooth Loss?

May 23, 2017
Posted By: Keledjian Dental
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Losing one tooth can often be explained away because of a periodontal condition, infection, or because of deep decay. If, however, you begin losing additional teeth, it’s time to look at your overall health and evaluate what is really going on.

Not everyone is great about going to the doctor or dentist and your mouth can often tell a story about what is going on in your body. Even stress can have a negative impact on your oral health.

If you brush, floss, and have regular dental appointments that include an exam and cleaning, you should be able to maintain good oral health for a lifetime. Our preventive dentistry treatments at Keledjian Dental are designed to keep you healthy.

Researchers have linked tooth loss with systemic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and respiratory illnesses. If you suffer from any of these, we may encourage a higher level of preventive dentistry in order to keep your teeth healthy.

Tooth loss, according to a recent article in the Dental Tribune, should be treated as a chronic medical condition. While many tooth-replacement options exist, one has more benefits than the rest.

Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth

When tooth loss does occur, we often recommend dental implants in our Madera dental office because they offer health benefits in addition to esthetics.

Some of the health benefits of dental implants include:

Occlusal (bite) retention – Rather than shifting teeth, a dental implant acts as a space holder that keeps your remaining teeth in place.

Bone health – Losing a tooth causes the underlying bone to recede because the tooth is no longer there to stimulate regeneration. 

Contact Us Today

For information about why you are losing teeth or about dental implants, contact our Madera dental office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jason Keledjian. We can help turn bad oral health around with personalized dental care.

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