Men’s Health Month

June is officially Men’s Health Month, which focuses on the importance of men staying healthy and active throughout their lives. 

Men’s health concerns include a variety of unique issues, like prostate cancer, low testosterone, and more. There is also a specific focus on serious conditions like heart disease and diabetes, which can actually be connected to poor oral hygiene

Learn more about the connection between men’s health and dental concerns like gum disease:

The Link Between Dental Hygiene and Overall Health

Many people do not realize the connection between their dental health and the rest of their body. You may think dental conditions are a separate issue from ongoing health concerns, but the two can be intricately linked in certain cases.

Studies have shown that there may be a correlation between poor dental health and heart health. 

For example, people who have gum disease may be at an increased risk for developing heart disease. This is because periodontitis or gum disease comes from excessive bacteria beneath the gum line. When this bacteria enters the bloodstream, it can travel to the heart and impact the way your heart valves function.

Poor oral hygiene may also be linked to diabetes because they often have the same root cause. Higher than recommended sugar intake can lead to both cavities and type 2 diabetes. Following a healthier diet that does not include excessive sugar is better for both your teeth and your overall health.

Are You Looking for a Family Dentist in Largo?

David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry provides a range of dental treatments for patients throughout Largo, FL, including dental bridges, extractions, veneers, and root canals. To learn more, schedule an appointment at David W. Piper, DMD Family Dentistry by calling 727-548-7100. 


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