Dentists are naturally concerned with your oral health, but did you know they also consider your overall wellness. Dr. Robert Appel, your dentist in Humble, TX, understands how oral health and body wellness complement one another. He understands how issues with body wellness may preclude you from specific dental treatments—or make them more risky—and how the health of your smile can influence your entire body system.
Staying healthy is a full-body endeavor.
Body Wellness and You
Did you know that a brisk daily walk can increase your life expectancy? It can lower your weight and subsequently lower your blood pressure. It can prevent chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Ideally, you should aim for 150 minutes per week. If you haven’t walked in a while, start slow, and build up over time.
Smile Health and You
Your preventive dentist in Humble, TX emphasizes prevention because it is always easier to avert an issue than it is to fix it later. For example, dental exams and teeth cleanings go a long way toward preventing periodontal disease—a lifelong problem that can lead to tooth loss, heart attack, and stroke. Periodontal disease has even been linked to Alzheimer's disease.
Cause and Effect
When you have a diet riddled with sugar, it leads to tooth decay—just as it can graduate to type 2 diabetes.
Lack of movement influences your overall wellness—including your vital heart health—and so does insufficient dental care.
Dr. Appel wants to see you live your best life in health and wellness!
Schedule Your Next Dental Exam with Your Preventive Dentist in Humble, TX
At Humble Dentistry, we care about the health and wellness of our patients and are always available to answer questions. If it’s time for your next preventive dental exam and teeth cleaning, contact a compassionate team member today. In the meantime, take a brisk walk!