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Could Your Routine Dental Visit Help Prevent Pneumonia?

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Preventive dental care involves routine dental checkups and cleanings from you dentist every six months. These visits are more important than you may think. Not only do professional dental cleanings help keep your teeth and gums healthy, they also keep your body healthy too. In fact, numerous studies have linked your oral health to your overall health. While you may have heard of the relationship between gum disease and heart disease, a more recent study demonstrated a possible link between diligent dental care and pneumonia. In fact, the VCU study reported that, “people who don’t visit the dentist for preventive care have an 86 percent greater risk of contracting pneumonia than those who visit two or more times a year.

How Can a Professional Teeth Cleaning Lower My Risk For Pneumonia

Billions of microbes live inside your body. While most of these microbes (or bacteria) are harmless, there are some that can compromise your dental health as well as your body health. When the following types of bacteria enter your mouth and travel to the lungs, pneumonia can result:

  • Strepococcus
  • Haemophilus
  • Staphylococcus
  • Anaerobic Bacteria

The study found that more of the pneumonia-causing bacteria listed above existed in those who did not visit their dentist for routine dental cleanings. Your professional cleaning does far more than what your toothbrush can do at home. A dentist’s tools and products are designed to provide a thorough cleaning, which include a range of benefits from polishing off stubborn stains to eradicating the harmful bacteria harboring in tight spaces within your teeth and gums.

Schedule Your Dental Cleaning Today

How long has it been since you saw a dentist? At Muccioli Dental, we welcome patients of all ages and all walks of life. You’ll find that we love the opportunity to care for your smile, regardless of whether it has been six months or six years since your last teeth cleaning. This short and painless dental visit could brighten your smile and protect your overall health!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Randy Muccioli, Muccioli Dental

Muccioli Dental - Johns Creek Dentist
6300 Hospital Pkwy, Suite 275
Johns Creek, Georgia 30097
Phone: (678) 389-9955

A Gentle Dentist That Cares!

If you are looking for a skilled, yet gentle dentist in Johns Creek, our caring dental team is here to help! Here are links to some of our most popular services: Cosmetic DentistryDental ImplantsEmergency Dental CareTeeth Whitening for a peaceful dental experience.

Please contact our Office at Muccioli Dental today and let our family serve your family with a lifetime of quality dental care. Our practice is currently accepting new patients and we accept most dental insurances as well as a variety of other payment methods. We look forward to serving you with top quality, personalized dental care in our brand new state-of-the-art dental office located in the Johns Creek Medical Pavilion. We look forward to meeting you!

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    6300 Hospital Pkwy, Suite 275
    Johns Creek, Georgia 30097

    Book an Appointment (678) 389-9955