Oral Health Vital for Every Body

Oral Health Vital for Every Body

Oral Health Vital for Every Body

Having a mouthful of broken teeth is bad for your self-esteem. However, what most people don’t understand is chipped; cracked and missing teeth are bad for overall and oral health as well. That is why restorative and cosmetic dentistry make such a difference to every part of your body.

Good Oral Health for Overall Health

When your oral health is flourishing, the rest of you usually is as well. According to Steven C. Greenman DDS, a broken smile means that bacteria are entering your bloodstream via your teeth and gums. If that isn’t enough the poison flows through your veins into the vessels in your heart.

The Mayo Clinic explains that people with gum disease are in the high risk category for all kinds of issues. Those issues include COPD, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

People who have periodontal disease are also predisposed to systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, gastrointestinal disease, colorectal and oral cancers, pneumonia, respiratory tract infection and insulin resistance for diabetics. Gum disease can affect women who are pregnant as well.

Oral Health Matters

When your teeth and gums are healthy you have a better chance of fighting off other diseases.

If you follow Dr. Greenman’s dental blog you will remember that gum disease weakens your immune system.

While studies are still being conducted, scientists believe that the body is trying so hard to fight off the periodontitis that it weakens immunity.

The best way to prevent gum disease, whether you have gingivitis or the more serious and incurable periodontitis, is to eat a good diet, brush and floss regularly and see your Westlake Village dentist on a regular basis.

Annual and twice yearly professional dental cleanings go along way when it comes to oral health. When you see Dr. Greenman and his team regularly you are well on your way to a lifetime full of healthy teeth and gums.

Teeth and Gums for Life

When you see Dr. Greenman once or twice a year you are less likely to suffer from other type of systemic diseases as well.

Because the team also conducts and oral cancer screenings you have a better chance of staying out of the high risk category when it comes to throat, tongue, lip and esophageal cancer.

If you haven’t seen your dentist lately schedule an appointment. Dr. Greenman is ready to give you a healthy life with regular checkups and professional cleanings.

Schedule your dental appointment in Westlake Village today.

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Dear Patients,

I have made the decision to step back from my work as a clinical dentist due to past injuries. However, I will still be practicing dental sleep medicine downstairs in Suite 131 with Dr. Dave Kacker. He has been personally selected by me and is an excellent dentist, renowned for his skills in cosmetic dentistry. Your appointments and care will continue seamlessly with Dr. Kacker and our merged team. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

You can visit his website at

Best Regards,
Steven C. Greenman, D.D.S.