4765 Carmel Mountain Rd. #206 San Diego, CA 92130
4765 Carmel Mountain Rd #206, San Diego, CA 92130

Oral Health & General Health

Your oral health and your general health are very closely connected. At Celebrity Smile, we understand this connection, and design each treatment we provide to promote not only a healthy mouth and smile but to improve your overall health as well. We encourage you to contact our office at (858) 481-8688 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Lori Ann Safar if you have questions about oral and general health in San Diego, California. Our dentist and team will be happy to provide you with additional information and help you develop an ongoing treatment plan to improve and maintain your health.

Your oral and overall health are closely linked.  The mouth forms a gateway to the rest of the body, and the condition of your teeth, gums, and other oral tissues can often affect your general health and wellbeing.  Studies have shown that poor oral health has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, and other serious medical conditions.

A healthy mouth aids in the nutrition of the physical body, enhances social interaction, and promotes your self-esteem and feeling of general wellbeing.  Your mouth will often provide “signals” to the rest of the body about health problems in the form of ulcers or lesions, bone loss, bleeding or swollen gums, or a reduced saliva flow, to name only a few symptoms.  Bacteria in the mouth can cause infection in other areas of the body, and systemic conditions that affect the entire body are also known to have an impact on your oral health.

We encourage you to do everything you can to keep your mouth healthy.  This includes:

  • Brushing your teeth thoroughly at least twice a day, and flossing daily
  • Scheduling and keeping all your regular dental visits
  • Being aware of your oral health, and telling your dentist about any changes in your overall health (recent illnesses, ongoing conditions, medication use, etc.)
  • Refraining from smoking or chewing tobacco
  • Managing dry mouth

If you have questions about your oral health or the mouth-body connection, please feel free to contact our office.  We will be happy to provide you with more information and schedule your appointment with our dentist.