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Dental Health and Your Overall Wellbeing

How often do you think about your smile’s relationship to the rest of your body? Our guess is not too often. Instead, you think about problems like cavities or gum disease. Both are important, but so is your overall wellbeing, which your oral health can actually affect.

As reported last year in The Wall Street Journal, recent studies from the medical community have shown that a condition like gum disease has been tied to health problems in the rest of the body, including:

All of which makes regular visits to Bethesda Sedation Dentistry very important. During a regular visit, Dr. Deborah Ann Klotz or Dr. Robert L. Schlossberg will have a chance to examine your smile for signs of gum disease and other common oral health problems. Regular visits like these also give us an opportunity to professionally clean your smile. A great at-home brushing and flossing routine is important, but not even the best one can get teeth as clean as a professional cleaning can.

When was your last regular exam and cleaning? If it’s been more than six months, we hope you’ll call Bethesda Sedation Dentistry today to schedule your next visit. Our office provides great general, cosmetic, and restorative care to patients from Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Rockville, and Washington D.C. We look forward to hearing from you!