Being On Top Of Your Dental Care Can Save Your Life
When most people think of their teeth, they don’t often realize how their dental care (or lack thereof) ties into their overall health.
For example, did you know that bleeding gums could essentially lead to a stroke or heart attack? Harmful bacteria can make it’s way into your bloodstream, and if the bacteria bonds to the platelets in your blood, blood clots can form.
This can also lead to disorders of your digestive or respiratory systems, an increased risk of cancer of your pancreas, and the development of diabetes.
Plus, did you ever hear about this staggering figure? … Approximately 3,200 Canadians are diagnosed with oral cancer every single year. About 1050 of those people will die from it. (Source: Canadian Dental Association)
Your dentist has the training and experience to detect oral cancer early. Let this be a reminder for you to make your next dental appointment. It could save you and your family’s life!
If you are located in the Surrey area, call Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry and book that appointment:We have Saturday appointments available if you are unable to make it during the week.