A good oral surgeon makes all the difference.

January 22, 2016

wisdom teeth removalVery few people put dental care in the same echelon as working out and eating right, but it could be one of the most important things that you do for yourself.  The reason for this is that your mouth and the bacteria in your stomach are directly related to how you feel and how your body digests food.  One of the leading areas of thought right now is related to stomach bacteria.  Some researchers will even go so far as to suggest that stomach bacteria can be directly related to everything from diseases to obesity.  The reason for this is the efficiency of the body to digest food and make it a useful thing for people.  Many people's bodies have essentially quit on them and that is largely due to the fact that they did not clean their mouths as much as they should have.

This is dental care. From brushing to flossing and oral surgery in between, you can never take too good of care of your mouth.  It is a direct relationship between health and your ability to keep your mouth in good hygienic shape.  An example of this is seen with the correlation between flossing and lower rates of stomach cancer.  That's right, people that floss on a regular basis are shown to have considerably lower rates of stomach cancer when compared with an average population that does not floss.  This can also probably be extended to colorectal issues and beyond.

So if that does not help your thinking then it may also be time to think about how increased attention to maxillofacial reviews can help.  When you think about cancers one of the worst has to be cancer of the mouth.  Maxillofacial reviews, which is a service of Peak OMS, help to ensure that you are healthy and do not have any of the cancerous areas that may appear in your mouth if you are a smoker or a chewer. On the Peak OMS website, they talk about how important screening is when they say, "Soft tissue lesions generally involve ulcers, patches, bumps, and discoloration on the gingivae (gums), palate, lips, cheek, tongue or salivary glands.  Hard tissue pathology refers to changes in the teeth or jaw bone(s). Fortunately, abnormal changes in the mouth are often detected early because the oral cavity is rich in nerves and is an area that we are typically very aware of.  Although such tissue change usually does not mean nor prove to be cancer, it certainly needs to be examined promptly to determine exactly what it may be."

Clearly this is something that more and more people should be paying attention to and as a result, it may be worth checking with your dentist to see if he or she thinks that you should be seeking out additional dental care from an oral surgeon. It is something that you do not want to miss, so talk with your dentist to see what your options are if you have a spot of worry in your mouth.


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