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MADISON, WI, June 03, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- A person's smile is one of the first things people notice. But aesthetics are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to the importance of good oral health. At University Hills Dental, Dr. Jake Siegert, dentist in Hilldale, urges patients to get to the root of the value of a healthy set of teeth because oral health has more far-reaching effects than just an attractive smile.
"Recent research has shown that poor oral health can devastate other vital systems in your body-- increasing the likelihood of stroke, diabetes, low birth weight babies and cardiovascular disease. This means that the same bacteria in your mouth that causes cavities can actually have a negative impact on your total body health," said Dr. Jake Siegert, dentist in Hilldale, WI.
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, periodontal (gum) disease may put a person at high risk for heart disease. When a patient's gums are infected, the bacteria in the mouth can potentially enter the bloodstream, infecting the heart and causing narrowing of the arteries. Just as bacteria irritate the gums, the effect of bacteria on the arteries can also cause serious complications including decreased blood flow and arterial plaque accumulation. Arterial buildup that reaches other parts of the body may cause blood clots and significantly increase the risk of stroke.
Maintaining a healthy smile isn't difficult. With simple improvements in oral hygiene, Dr. Siegert, family dentist in Madison, states that patients can help ensure their mouth is healthy for an improved total body health. This means it is important for patients to brush and floss daily, as well as maintain a healthy diet. As if the importance of taking good care of teeth and gums wasn't already obvious, understanding the serious implications that the health of your mouth can have on the rest of the body should make practicing exceptional dental care an even more important part of a person's daily routine.
Regular brushing, flossing and checkups with Dr. Jake Siegert, Hilldale, WI dentist, at University Hills Dental can go a long way toward preventing serious health complications and keeping a person's immune system strong. When patients desire more information on proper oral health care, Dr. Siegert encourages patients to visit his office because their smiles are an investment that is well worth it.
For more information on important dental health care topics and Dr. Jake Siegert, Madison, WI dentist, patients can visit University Hills Dental at http://www.uhillsdental.com.
About University Hills Dental: A Wisconsin native, Dr. Jake Siegert is excited to be back in his hometown, working with University Hills Dental to provide exceptional dental care for patients in the Madison community. Dr. Siegert received his Bachelor of Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire where he was a starter on the football team. Dr. Siegert went on to attend Marquette University, where he received his DDS in May of 2011. After practicing in Rochester, MN with a group practice, he returned to Wisconsin to join University Hills Dental. He continues to pursue continuing education in general, cosmetic, sports, and implant dentistry.
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