PHILADELPHIA, PA, August 29, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- For the past 30 years Jack Elder, DDS, Benicia dentist, has stressed the importance of proper dental care to his patients. He makes sure that they understand how to effectively brush and floss, how to prevent plaque buildup, and what foods are helpful and harmful to their teeth. When problems arise, he works to quickly and efficiently treat them so that they do not cause further problems. His hard work pays off as he helps patients to maintain healthy mouths. And as a recent article
on YNN reveals, the impact may go further than that and improve their overall health as well.
Researchers continue to study the impact of oral hygiene on overall health and are continually discovering valuable connections. Throughout the past 10 years, their studies have become more conclusive. Dentist Dr. Bethell explains, "There's always been a correlation between oral hygiene and good heart health. Now these studies are making that clear." Research has shown that dental health may play a part in heart attacks and strokes. When bacteria in the mouth builds up, it can enter the blood stream and cause a variety of health problems.
Not everyone is aware of the role that their teeth can play in their health. They visit the dentist regularly because that is what they were taught to do. Mike LeBurkien, 75, says that he has gone to the dentist for decades, but is only now learning about the impact that caring for his teeth has on his health. Dr. Elder knows that there are probably many more just like him out there. That is one reason why many dentists are constantly promoting regular checkups.
Unfortunately for many people going to the dentist can bring about negative feelings. "People are genuinely afraid of going to the dentist because of the way the industry used to be," explains Dr. Bethell. However improvements in technology and treatment methods can make the experience less painful and more relaxing. Dr. Elder strives to ease the fears of his patients and make their visit a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Through the years he has learned ways to make them feel more comfortable and less anxious and fearful.
LeBurkien hopes that his regular trips to the dentist will help him to avoid heart issues and strokes and help him to live a quality life. Simple daily habits such as brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash can all promote better oral hygiene according to Dr. Bethell. And in turn this can help to prevent other issues such as strokes and heart disease.
"The relationship between oral health and systemic health is becoming a growing concern of the general public," says Dr. Elder, "but dentistry can make a major contribution if the right dentist is chosen." Jack Elder, DDS, Benicia dentist, recommends that patients do some research when choosing and dentist and find one that offers comprehensive services and can meet their changing dental needs.
Jack Elder, DDS, Benicia
, CA, is experienced in many different areas of dentistry. He participated in advanced training to provide higher quality and more diverse care for patients in endodontics, cosmetic dentistry, computerized dentistry, laser dentistry, implant dentistry, TMJ, and occlusion. Throughout the years he has worked at several different practices and even spent time providing dental care to inmates at a maximum security federal penitentiary. He currently runs his own private practice, Downtown Dental. Dr. Elder earned his dental degree from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.