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Does Poor Oral Health Leave You Exhausted Each Day?

Posted on 7/10/2018 by Sandra Embree
Does Poor Oral Health Leave You Exhausted Each Day?The health of your mouth is more important than you know. Your mouth – including the gums, teeth and tongue – can have a major impact on your overall health. Without proper care, poor oral hygiene could lead to a variety of health problems.

A Connection between Mouth and Body

Your mouth serves many important roles in your life. It is the first step in the digestive process, with the saliva breaking down food before it moves into the intestines. Your mouth is full of bacteria that proper oral hygiene will keep in check, and the saliva helps to protect against microbial invasions and overgrowth.

Health Conditions Connected to Oral Health

If you fail to take care of your mouth properly, you could be at risk of many different conditions. Cardiovascular disease is one of the top concerns, as oral bacteria has been connected to issues like stroke, clogged arteries, and heart disease. Endocarditis is also a possibility, and this infection affects the inner lining of the heart. In addition to other issues, heart problems are known to make you feel fatigued and worn down.

Heart conditions aren't the only concern when it comes to poor oral health. Periodontal disease is known to impact people living with rheumatoid arthritis, worsening the pain associated with this autoimmune disorder. It may also lead to systemic inflammation.

Additionally, people who suffer from breathing problems as a result of pneumonia or COPD may find their condition worsens as a result of increased bacteria in the lungs.

Fortunately, poor oral hygiene is something that you can reverse by adopting better practices at home and at the dentist. Your first step should be to get an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning and evaluation. Feel free to call us today and let us help you to get your mouth – and hopefully entire body – well again.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Sandra Embree, DDS

Dr. Embree graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She completed postdoctoral training in a General Practice Residency at University of Michigan Hospitals Department of Hospital Dentistry. Dr. Embree received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing and practiced in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital prior to her dental school training.
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Ann Arbor Dentist - Courtney Heys, DDS
Heys, DDS

Dr. Heys is originally from the Seattle area. She moved to Ann Arbor in 2003 to attend the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. Dr. Heys has been in private practice since 2007. She has practiced 4 years in Saline, MI and 4 years in Jackson, MI.
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Best of Ann Arbor Award-9 years in a row
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CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

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  • "Thank you for always providing such professional and caring service to my husband, Cody. Dr. Heys and her staff are helping him get his teeth back into shape and are doing a fantastic job. You are all the best!"
    ~ Jenna E
  • "The staff are exceptional! They're down to earth and make you feel welcome. Very professional and friendly."
    ~Deanna D.
  • "The team at Embree Dentistry really goes above and beyond. They are concerned with preventative care and monitor issues with individual attention. They came up with a treatment plan for me before I am able to undergo any procedures. "
    ~ Aleksandra
  • "As a new patient, Embree Dentistry definitely makes you feel well-informed and cared about. They were very good with appointment reminders, and at your first appointment, they talk through every step of the process to make sure you're aware of what each step is for."
    ~ Suzanne
  • "Dr. Embree and her staff provided me the best dentistry I've ever had. I had a lot of work done, including several fillings and three crowns. Dr. Embree is very careful to make the procedures as painless as possible, and her staff made sure that my experiences were comfortable and stress free.
    Dr. Embree did a deep cleaning that I'm sure allowed me to avoid periodontal work. Her staff is very efficient in setting up appointments and sending reminders. I whole heartedly recommend Dr. Embree's dentistry."
    ~ Jenny
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