The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body.
The mouth harbors a lot of bacteria that can travel through the bloodstream. This leaves the rest of the body susceptible to infection. It is very important to inform your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant of your medical history: health changes, surgeries, joint replacements, existing and new heart conditions, medications, medication changes and allergies.
Medications can also affect the mouth. Many medications commonly cause dry mouth. If the mouth becomes too dry, bacteria sits in one area infecting the gums and decaying the teeth. If you notice any changes in your mouth due to medication or any changes in general, please inform your dentist, dental hygienist or dental assistant.
In addition, routine dental cleanings are very important to remove the bad bacteria that can potentially travel through the bloodstream. At Sherman Oaks Dental, we strive to provide the best care to our patients. Please give us a call to schedule your next dental appointment (630) 369-5225.
Sherman Oaks Dental Naperville, Illinois has been providing family dental care for patients from Naperville, Wheaton, Lisle and Chicago surrounding areas for over two decades.