Dentists often say that your dental health affects your overall wellness. And if you stop and think about it for a moment, it makes total sense — especially if you’re talking about tooth loss.
When you lose your teeth to trauma or decay, it becomes more difficult to maintain a healthy diet. A study from the American Dental Association found that people with dentures ate fewer fruits and vegetables and more processed foods. This leads to an increased risk of serious health complications like cancer and heart disease.
At Dental Images of Oklahoma City, we’re able to prevent tooth loss with routine dental exams that thoroughly check for signs of tooth decay and gum disease, as well as root canal procedures that can save teeth from extraction. And if you do happen to lose teeth, we can help you replace them with durable, long-lasting dental implants that will allow you to keep eating all the foods you love.
Watch this video from the American Dental Association to learn more about the impact tooth loss can have on your dental health. Then, give our Oklahoma City, OK office a call at 405-395-2283 to find out how you can our compassionate team can help you repair a damaged smile or maintain the healthy one you have!