On the last Wednesday of May, many older adults across the country will gather to celebrate the 19th annual Senior Health and Fitness Day, in honor of promoting the wellbeing of senior citizens. Your mouth may not be the first thing you think of when you consider your health and fitness, but oral wellbeing is an important part of the body’s overall health. Additionally, a healthy smile melts away years from the face. As a general dentist, Dr. Halbleib has been helping Bay Area patients maintain their youthful smiles since 1986.
Oral and Systemic Health
You may not even realize it, but bacteria can enter your body through the mouth. The bacteria present in your oral cavity can cause widespread infection if you have exposed tooth pulp due to extensive decay or tooth trauma. The damaged tissues of gum disease can also provide an entry point for bacteria to enter the bloodstream. Research links gum disease to systemic diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes, as well as certain cancers. During your visit, Dr. Halbleib and his team will determine whether you are in need of periodontal or other types of dental treatment to help protect both your oral and general health, and we will provide superior care in the event that you do.
Just a Touchup at the Capitola Cosmetic Dentist
Even if you have healthy gums, you may hide your smile because of a chipped tooth or unsightly staining. Cosmetic procedures performed by your Capitola dentist, such as bonding, porcelain veneers, or teeth whitening, will bring your smile back to life. This Senior Health and Fitness Day, Dr. Halbleib can alter the shape, size, or color of your teeth to bring the youth back to your smile and celebrate your oral and overall health and fitness.
To learn more about our aesthetic dentistry services and the periodontic and endontic procedures that we provide to the Bay Area, visit the website of Capitola dentist Dr. Jesse A. Halbleib, or call the office at (831) 462-1612. We welcome patients from Aptos, Rio Del Mar, Opal Cliffs, Live Oak, Soquel, Santa Cruz, and other nearby communities.