Apple Valley dental clinic Dakota Dental helps to preserve patients’ oral health as well as their general health.
Researchers have continually proven the link between oral health and physical health. Many times, a problem in one area is an indication of a problem elsewhere. By paying close attention to dental concerns, the family dentists at Dakota Dental are able to provide insight to both oral and total wellness.
A common example of the link between general and oral health is how jawbone and tooth loss can be signs of osteoporosis. Because osteoporosis reduces bone density, individuals with osteoporosis may experience gum disease, bone loss, tooth loss, or poor fitting dentures. These clues help dental care teams assess not only the patient’s oral health, but also his or her physical health.
Additionally, the oral-systemic connection can also operate in the reverse. Now, periodontal disease, gingivitis, and/or heavy plaque all appear to be contributing factors in developing diabetes, cardiac disease, premature labor, and other conditions. Recent studies have confirmed a link between chronic inflammation of the mouth and cancer, especially colon cancer.
At Dakota Dental, the premier Apple Valley dental clinic, the family dentists are trained and experienced in detecting health-related concerns based on the condition of the teeth and gums. These include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, Sjogren’s, and even premature birth.
Dakota Dental Apple Valley dentistry recommends that people of all ages brush their teeth at least twice per day, floss one a day, and eat a healthy diet full of fruits, vegetables, and calcium-rich foods. Additionally, they recommend scheduling regular appointments for evaluation and treatment of dental conditions.
To schedule an oral health consultation or checkup with Dakota Dental’s Dr. Shelley Wakefield or Dr. Bennett Isabella, simply visit www.DakotaDental,com or call 952-431-5774.
Dakota Dental, located at 14682 Pennock Avenue in Apple Valley, serves the southern Minneapolis/Saint Paul suburbs. Dakota Dental provides comprehensive dental services including, but not limited to, preventative dental work, dental implants, dental care for kids, cosmetic dentistry, and dental emergency services.
14682 Pennock Avenue
Apple Valley, MN 55124