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When you think of your health, your first thoughts probably gravitate toward your weight, diet, and how you feel. Those are all great ways to gauge your health. After all, most doctors put a considerable emphasis on a healthy diet and weight. Yet, your health is much more than a number on the scale or what you eat. Your mouth is a direct link to your overall health.

We all make choices every day that affect our lives, and it must be an active choice to make your oral health a priority. Practicing good oral hygiene is the most important step you can take to prevent and treat gum disease. It is also one of the most important steps you can take to promote optimal health for your entire body. Most people tend to overlook their gum health, yet your gums directly impact many areas of the body. Heart disease, diabetes, miscarriage, and premature births have all been directly correlated to gum disease in many cases.

The gums provide protection to the tooth roots, stability to the teeth, and strength to the jawbone. It is crucial to understand that the gum tissues are living features. The heart pumps blood through veins and arteries directly to the mouth. Therefore, if inflammation or infection occurs inside the mouth, it can be directly passed through the bloodstream to other vital organs within the body.

Gum disease can be easily prevented if you take steps to avoid it. Fortunately, the steps for promoting healthy gums are easy:

  • Floss daily
  • Brush the teeth properly at least twice a day
  • Use a fluoride toothpaste
  • Use an ADA recommended mouthwash
  • Keep regular dental appointments
  • Stop all tobacco use and limit alcohol consumption

Contact Peninsula Dentistry to schedule an appointment for a thorough cleaning and exam. Your gum health, oral health, and overall health are our priorities.

Posted on behalf of Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany…

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Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an…

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Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance

Dr. Luke E. Severance believes dentistry goes far beyond just treating teeth – it’s about building lasting relationships and making a genuine difference in the lives of his patients. Dr. Severance was raised in Florence, South Carolina and graduated with summa cum laude from the University of South Carolina. He went on to receive his…

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538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: (843) 507-5481
FAX: (843) 577-4653

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