October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we want to do our part to support breast cancer awareness and whole-body wellness. When you schedule a medical checkup, make sure to also schedule a routine dental checkup! Studies indicate there is link between poor oral health and systemic diseases, such as breast cancer. If you need a general dentist in Buford, GA, look no further than the offices of Randolph S. Moore, DMD. We are here to help you develop a dental hygiene plan to ensure your overall wellness.  

The Importance of Oral Care

The connection between oral and general health make sense. Your mouth is where healthy gum can contribute to a healthier heart. For instance, periodontal disease from extensive bacteria can lead to oral cancer. We are trained to do a cancer screening as part of ongoing dental checkups because precancerous lesions may not be noticeable or cause any symptoms. Our team inspects your tongue, gums, cheeks, and lips for any unusual changes.  

Conditions Affected by Oral Health

Your mouth contains billions of bacteria, most of which are good. However, without proper oral hygiene, bacteria levels can cause oral infections, such as gum disease and tooth decay. Periodontitis may play a significant role in lowering your body’s resistance to infection. Your overall health might affect, be affected by, or contribute to various conditions and diseases, such as:  

 ·         Diabetes
 ·         Osteoporosis
 ·         Eating disorders
 ·         Alzheimer’s disease
 ·         Cardiovascular disease
 ·         Low birth weight babies  

Due to these inherent links, please be sure to tell us what medications you are taking and if you have experienced changes in your overall health, particularly if you have a chronic illness.  

Contact Us Today

Good oral health has many rewards for your overall well being. Dr. Randolph Moore and our entire staff of professionals are here to evaluate your oral health. Contact us today at (770) 648-2882 to schedule a consultation.