With the colder weather comes colds, the flu, and other illnesses. But, did you know that Connecticut dental treatments with our Fairfield dentist can keep you healthy, even during cold and flu season?
Dr. Gary Horblitt is a skilled and trusted dental professional serving Fairfield, CT, and the surrounding areas. Contact our office here to request appointments and information, or call our clinic directly at (203) 335-1011.
Meanwhile, let’s explore how Connecticut dental treatments with Dr. Horblitt can keep you healthy and safe all year round.
We Are What We Eat
We’ve all heard the phrase, “You are what you eat,” but how true is it? Well, a 2021 Harvard Business Review indicates that it may be more accurate than initially thought. Indeed, research suggests that the foods we eat don’t just affect our moods–they alter the delicate microbiomes in our intestinal tracts, too.
So, what does this mean, exactly?
It means that a low-nutrient diet that is high in sugar and processed foods may, ultimately, lead to:
- Oral and systemic diseases, dysfunction, and disorders
- Frequent or prolonged illnesses
What does my diet have to do with Connecticut dental treatments?
The foods we eat often linger on our teeth, tongue, and gums long after we’ve snacked or dined. This food debris fuels the bacteria in our mouths, which helps them to multiply and thrive. While this may be ideal for oral bacteria, it can prove disastrous for our oral health.
When oral bacteria (especially harmful oral bacteria) quickly multiply, they can cause inflammation in the mouth. In response, our immune systems must ramp up their activity to keep disease-causing microbes at bay. But, amping up the immune system requires a lot of energy. Not only that, but it diverts the immune system’s attention mostly to the mouth, which decreases its overall effectiveness throughout the body.
So, if our immune systems are busy trying to keep sugar-loving, cavity-causing bacteria at bay, then they cannot keep up with the rest of the body’s demands. And, when the rest of the body is left vulnerable, germs can find a way to penetrate our defenses.
As a result, poor oral health may be the cause of poor overall health. Luckily, the cure may be as simple as regular treatments with a trusted Connecticut dental professional.
Connecticut Dental Treatments for Improved Health
So, we know that good oral health is important for good overall health. But, what treatments should you get to establish optimal health?
Here are some treatments that our Connecticut dental expert recommends to get a healthy mouth for a healthy body:
- Yearly dental exams
- Twice-yearly dental cleanings
- Scaling and root planing for stubborn plaque
- Cavity removal (when necessary)
- Periodontal (gum) care
Meet Our Connecticut Dental Professional Today
If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, then contact Dr. Gary Horblitt and his experienced team today. We can help you improve your oral health to improve your overall health.