Dental Services at Integrity Dental...
At Integrity Dental, we believe that your oral health plays an important role in your overall wellbeing. We have included information on all of the dental services we offer as well as pictures of actual cases that have been completed in our office by Dr. Elke. If you are interested in any of the services offered, please contact us to set up a consultation. After evaluating your unique situation, Dr. Elke can recommend suitable dental treatments based on your needs and desires. Please take some time to explore the various pages and learn more about the dental services we offer.
Gum Health is Whole-Body Health
As you get older you tend to neglect your teeth (one-third to one-half of adults in North America don’t make their yearly dental check-up, and only 36 percent of women and 14 per cent of men floss even four times a week), which is a big reason why 75 percent of adults have some form of gum disease.
When that happens, the health issues aren’t just in your mouth. Gum disease increases the risk for kidney cancer by 49 percent, pancreatic cancer by 54 percent and blood cancers by 30 percent. It also ups the chances for type 2 diabetes and related complications, rheumatoid arthritis, impotence, memory dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease. There’s still debate about whether it triggers heart disease; the American Heart Association says no. But we think the proof is out there. Clearly, you want to brush up on your dental routine.
Fortunately, we’ve got two smart ways to give your whole body a reason to smile.
1. Brush, rinse, floss. Brush your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day; floss once; and use a non-alcohol-based mouthwash (the alcohol may contribute to risk for oral cancer).
Opt for the two C’s: Crunchy foods (apples, celery and carrots are tooth-brushing wonders), and a cuppa tea (green or black – both kill bad bacteria).
From the article, “Zinc key to good health,” by Drs. Oz and Roizen. (2012, November 8).