• 124 2nd St. S Stillwater, MN 55082

Overall and Oral Health Don’t Ignore the Connection


Dr. Sara Cody and her team and are dedicated to overall health and oral health and understand the link between the two. That is why this Stillwater dentist’s office practices proactive dentistry.

Proactive dentistry means being proactive with your teeth and gums. In other words, keep your teeth and gums healthy so you can avoid tooth decay and gum disease.

The Overall and Oral Health Connection

While most people are aware that the mouth and rest of the body are connected, the majority don’t fully understand the importance.

Moreover, most don’t recognize the connection between gum disease and life threatening diseases such as COPD, stroke and heart attacks. Some don’t realize it until it is too late.

Studies show that people with heart disease and COPD have a higher percentage of gum disease than those with healthy cardiovascular systems.

While the jury is still out when it comes to the connection between overall and oral health the evidence is becoming increasingly hard to ignore.

Proactive Dentistry and Oral Health

One of the best ways to keep your heart healthy is to practice proactive dentistry. Lift Dental in Stillwater prides itself on offering people just like you the best in dental care. The best in dental care also includes education.

While most people understand the importance of brushing twice and flossing most aren’t doing it for two minutes.

Dr. Cody explains that brushing less than two minutes leaves bacteria and food particles in between the crevices of your teeth. Two minutes is optimum as you are able to brush your tongue and behind your teeth as well.

Flossing is just as important as brushing. Flossing your teeth gets rid of the food and particles that your tooth brush left behind.

Refresh with a Refresher Course

When it comes to brushing and flossing ask the team from Lift Dental for a refresher course. Everyone can use a brush up now and again, especially when it comes to proactive dentistry in Stillwater. In addition, ask if you are flossing the right way as there is a fine art to it.

If you aren’t doing it the right way you are allowing plaque and tartar to invade the gum line. Regular brushing and flossing keeps plaque at bay. However, if it isn’t removed it will convert to calculus, also called tartar. Tartar can only be removed by a dentist or dental hygienist.

Proactive Dentistry in Stillwater

If you would like to learn more about proactive dentistry, call or send a direct message and schedule an appointment for you and your family.

Lift Dental is ready to keep you and your families’ oral health in check. Send a message and have a chat with your dentist in Stillwater today.

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