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No visit to the dentist’s office is complete without a gentle reminder of the importance of your oral health. However, a lot of people don’t understand what’s so important about oral health. Why bother with it? Is it worth the time it takes?

The short answer is yes, but the long answer provides plenty of reasons as to why you should care. Let’s see what Dr. Shiva Hogugi and his staff here at Shiva Hogugi, DDS in West Bloomfield, Michigan, have to say about the importance of oral health.

It’s related to systemic health

The health of your mouth has a direct correlation on the health of the rest of your body. If you mouth is full of bacteria resulting from gum disease, cavities, or other tooth decay, then those bacteria can easily travel from your mouth to the rest of your body. However, when your oral health is in tip-top shape, the rest of your body will be as well.

Keeps your teeth in place

The other important thing about having good oral health is that it ensures you’ll be able to keep the teeth you have right now where they belong – in your head!

If you let your oral health go to the point that you have gum disease or severe tooth decay, you may end up needing to have teeth extracted and replaced with implants. In extreme cases, bad oral health can even damage your jawbone and its integrity.

If you’re worried about your oral health, or are overdue for a checkup, give us a call today at 248-669-5110 so we can help you ensure your oral health is as perfect as possible.