Tooth loss is not always simply an oral care concern. As we touched on in our last blog post, tooth lost can also be caused by health concerns.

Did you know that 1 in 5 individuals are now Type 2 Diabetics? The unfortunate truth is, that the association between diabetes and gum disease is well researched and verified. Which means that additional care will need to be taken to ensure your oral health is maintained. From regular dental visits, to regular tooth brushing and flossing, perhaps even specialty mouth washes that your dentist can provide for you.

Aside from diabetes, more than 1 in 10 patients have high blood pressure. Again, gum disease becomes a factor within that, and increases in postmenopausal women. Although research is still being done on the link between high blood pressure and gum disease, enough information has been related to it that an increased attention to your oral care would once again benefit you.

Thirdly, researchers have discovered a link between rheumatoid arthritis and tooth loss due to gum disease.

Despite all these health concerns playing an apparent role in gum disease, and as such – tooth loss, it is not a given that one definitely causes the other.

No matter your medical condition, your overall health will be always be better addressed within the maintenance of your oral health. Regular dental checkups, as well as brushing twice daily and flossing once daily, will minimize your concerns for gum disease and tooth loss.

At DentistsRUs, we want to help you maintain your oral health in order to keep you smiling with all your natural teeth! Below is our list of dental professionals across the Lower Mainland to serve you …call or click to book an appointment today.

Burnaby Sedation & General Dentistry | 250 – 3433 North Rd. Burnaby, BC | View

Langley Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 – 19978 72nd Avenue Langley, BC | View

Tri-City Sedation & General Dentistry | #1412-2929 Barnet Hwy, Coquitlam, BC | View

Coast Meridian Sedation & General Dentistry | #103 3380 David Ave, Coquitlam, BC | View

New Westminster Sedation & General Dentistry | 243-800 Carnarvon St. New Westminster | View