South Florida Cosmetic Dentist Notes How Oral Health Affects the Whole Body
Released on: October 11, 2010, 3:22 am
People tend to think of beautiful straight teeth as a purely
cosmetic concern – a luxury rather than a necessity. However, teeth
that are crooked, stained, or have other problems can cause
physiological problems in the rest of the body or can be an indicator
of other health problems.
"Crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean properly, potentially leading to tooth
decay, gum disease, and tooth loss," notes Dr. Charles Nottingham, a Miami dentist and Fort Lauderdale dentist."A bad bite
can also cause abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, poor speech, and excessive stress on
the jaw bone and gum tissue."
Poor bites can also influence chewing and swallowing and food selection – leading to
nutritional problems. Pain in the jaw or teeth can lead to pain in the head, neck,
shoulders, or elsewhere in the body. Oral pain often leads to diminished activity,
lost work days, depression, sleep problems, and missed school for children.
"In addition, problems with your teeth can be an indicator of whole-body health
issues," points out Dr. Nottingham, a South Florida cosmetic dentist."Scientific
research indicates a link between gum disease and many other overall health problems
including: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, premature births
and many more."
Sometimes teeth can reveal a previously unknown health condition. Conditions that
can be detected in the mouth include diabetes (causesgum infections), acid reflux
(teeth are much more prone to decay), some auto-immune disorders (the soft tissue in
the mouth and salivary glands can be affected), liver diseases (the soft tissue in
the mouth is jaundiced) and many more.
On the other hand, teeth that are well-cared for have a host of psychological and
physiological benefits. If you visit your doctor regularly you can avoid infections
in the mouth that could spread to the rest of the body. "If your bite is
well-aligned, your mouth will be comfortable, you'll be able to speak easily, and
you can eat anything you want," says Dr. Nottingham."A beautiful smile can
increase your self-esteem and encourage you to smile more (something everyone could
use!). And increased self-confidence generates success."
About Smile South Florida Cosmetic Dentistry
The cosmetic dentists at Smile
South Florida Cosmetic Dentistry have offices in Broward County and West Palm Beach
and provide Boca Raton Dentistry, Fort Lauderdale Dentistry and Miami Dentistry.
They specialize in dental aesthetics including porcelain veneers, dental implants,
extreme makeovers, Invisalign, and sedation dentistry.
About Nottingham Consulting Group
Nottingham Consulting Group (NCG) is a business consulting firm specializing in business management, business coaching, and marketing strategies. NCG's award-winning team members use modern
marketing techniques coupled with strategic planning to provide clients breakthrough
To learn more about how Nottingham Consulting Group can revitalize your business,
visit www.nottinghamconsult.com or call 954-323-2220.
Contact Details: Nottingham Consulting Group, LLC
Business Consulting & Coaching
1844 N. Nob Hill Road, Suite #175
Voice: (954) 323-2220
Fax: (954) 430-4079
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