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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body



Taking good care of your mouth does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile. Having a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand-in-hand!


Pancreatic Cancer and Heart Disease

Recent studies have linked good oral hygiene with good overall health. Having a healthy mouth can reduce the risk for many serious diseases, including heart disease and pancreatic cancer. The inflammation that is caused by gingivitis and periodontal disease has been linked to these diseases. Bacteria that thrives in the mouth can travel to other parts of the body and can cause infection or worsen existing infections in many areas, including the lungs and joints.

Memory

Keeping your gums healthy not only prevents gingivitis and periodontal disease, but it can also help improve your memory, according to the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. In a study done by the journal, adults who had gingivitis performed worse than those who didn’t on tests of memory and cognitive skills. They were more likely to perform poorly on tests of delayed verbal recall and subtraction – two skills we use everyday!

Diabetes

Diabetes can make you less able to fight off infection, which includes infections of the gums like periodontal disease. And, some experts have linked uncontrolled diabetes with gum disease, suggesting that untreated periodontal disease may make it more difficult to control blood sugar levels. Having a healthy mouth will help you protect your overall health by making it easier to control and maintain your diabetes.

Preterm Delivery and Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Some research suggests a link between gingivitis and preterm, low-birth-weight infants. With 1 in 8 babies born premature, prevention is the key! Maintaining good oral health may help prevent premature delivery. See your dentist as part of your prenatal care. He or she will give you good tips and insight into oral health and a healthy pregnancy.

As you can see, the phrase “healthy mouth, healthy you” really is true and is backed by growing scientific evidence!

About Us

The convenience you need. The care you deserve. At the office of Jason J. Augustine, D.D.S., M.S., P.C., we know that you place a great deal of trust in your dental specialist. That is why we work hard to provide expert care, a relaxing environment, and to accept patients as partners in their dental wellness. more

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Dr. Jason J. Augustine
4025 W. Bell Road Suite #4 
Phoenix, AZ 85053 
New Patients Phone: (480) 696-5928
Existing Patients Phone:  (602) 978-6910
Fax: 602-978-6920