Stay Healthy: How Dental Cleaning Fights Pneumonia

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Dental CleaningOur bodies are complex, integrated, and resilient by nature. It is not surprising that healthy habits in one area or part of your life will have positive effects on other areas of your body. This rings true for dental health as well. Beyond a bright, white smile and a comfortable experience when you speak and eat, regular dental cleanings can also have a positive impact on your respiratory health. Reduce your risk of developing pneumonia or other common infections when you schedule your visit to the dentist office in Scarborough.

How Does Good Dental Health Connect to Pneumonia?

Recent studies have shown a connection between dental health and lung health.

Here’s how:

  • Biofilms and Bacteria: If left to build up over time, films and plaque can progress and form on and in between your teeth or on the other tissues in your mouth. These may lead to bacteria formation which can develop rapidly. Unfortunately, those films and bacteria don’t stay within the confines of your mouth. Breathing, swallowing, and eating can allow the harmful bacteria to travel, leading to infections that can develop and cause issues in other areas of your body.
  • How Pneumonia Develops: Pneumonia is caused by an infection in the lungs, which can be initiated and exasperated when biofilms are present and lungs are exposed to additional bacteria. The particles and bacteria can weaken your immune system and expose your lungs to additional, unnecessary respiratory pathogens. This illness is particularly common among the elderly and can lead to other health complications. Avoid exposing yourself to more risk and ensure that you and loved ones are keeping a regular dental cleaning schedule to maintain your health.
  • Why Dental Cleanings Help: Your dentist can provide a complete and thorough cleaning that removes unwanted build-up and eliminates bacteria. In addition to teeth cleaning, you will receive advice that is tailored to your unique oral health concerns and the orientation and qualities of your particular teeth and gums. A healthy smile has also been connected to improved cardiovascular health, so regular checkups are a smart move for your entire body. Plus, it goes without saying that clean teeth look and feel great!

A dentist cleaning a patient's teethLearn more about caring for your dental health and get comprehensive dental services from the team at Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry. Our experienced dental hygienists and dentists in Scarborough can provide advice and dental cleanings for the entire family. Whether you have children who are losing their first teeth or aging parents who need attentive oral healthcare, our team is here to offer the services you require. We are currently accepting new patients and would be happy to have you at our dental clinic for an initial consultation or routine teeth cleaning. Turn to us for everything related to your oral health, from optional cosmetic dentistry to necessary dental fillings.

Contact your family dentists in Scarborough to find out how oral health care and dental cleanings can support your overall health and wellness.

Book your appointment with Sheridan Cyrus Dentistry today by calling (416) 287-2426.

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