One of the distinct characteristics of holistic dentistry is how it focuses on the important relationship between oral health and its effect on the entire body. It’s been shown that poor oral hygiene can go as far as potentially increasing the risk of heart disease. Hence, it is important to keep the teeth and gums clean and free of plaque.

Speaking of the gums, research continues into its relationship with other diseases such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.

Speaking of cancer, recent research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed that severe gum disease (known as periodontitis) may increase the risk of developing cancer, particularly cancer associated with the lungs and colorectal area. The risk was over twenty percent higher than individuals that had healthy gums or a mild case of gum disease.

This latest research only reinforces how important it is to practice proper oral health and why it’s so important to visit a dentist to have your teeth cleaned and your mouth checked. To read more about the study, please visit https://academic.oup.com/jnci/article/110/8/843/4804361.

This update is by Assure a Smile, the longest-tenured holistic dental practice in Miami. Our top priority is to provide patients with all-encompassing oral health care that safely improves oral health and wellness.

By helping patients look and feel their best through a holistic dentistry approach, we strive to empower patients to make informed lifestyle choices that result in strong teeth, healthy gums, beautiful smiles, and optimum vitality. For more information on holistic dentistry or to schedule an appointment with a Miami dentist, please visit http://www.assureasmile.com or call 305-274-0047

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