How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating Carlsbad Dental Patients About Little-Known RisksThere are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health. We see many of them at La Costa Dental Excellence in Carlsbad.

1) Carlsbad diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk. Call our office today.

2) A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of folks, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

Regular professional dental care is essential for good oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health.

At La Costa Dental Excellence, serving Encinitas, Carlsbad or San Marcos, services include general and family dentistry, and a wide range of cosmetic dentistry procedures. Schedule an appointment today.

Contact La Costa Dental Excellence:

760-633-3033

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

7730 Rancho Santa Fe Rd Ste 106
Carlsbad, California
92009