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How Healthy Teeth Can Help You Lose Weight

Posted on 3/15/2020 by Sandra Embree
How Healthy Teeth Can Help You Lose WeightYou have probably heard the news that losing weight also helps with your oral health. Did you know, however, that oral health also helps you lose weight? Here is how.

Healthy Teeth Cause Less Stress On The Body

When your mouth is riddled with gum disease and cavities, you tend to have the feeling that your entire body is unwell. This is because gum disease spreads via the blood to other body parts. This causes metabolic derangements in various organs, among them the liver. The additional stress caused by the infection also causes the body to shift its focus toward storing fat. This explains the weight gain caused by certain infections.

When you are free from cavities and have healthy gums, your body shifts its focus into metabolism and fat destruction. This allows you to lose weight!

Healthy Teeth Are Associated with Certain Diet Modifications

In order to have healthy teeth, one has to make the sacrifice of avoiding sugary foods, keeping away from sticky foods and a total shift toward healthy eating. These modifications ensure that the teeth are kept healthy.

On the other hand, less sugar and fat also works to reduce weight gain and foster weight loss. So, while you are working to keep your teeth healthy, you are also inadvertently working towards weight loss.

Healthy Teeth Are Associated with Certain Habits

One way you are trying to keep your teeth healthy is by avoiding alcohol. You guessed it right! Alcohol is associated with weight gain. While you are working toward reducing your alcohol intake, your calories are also reducing with the same speed, aiding in your weight loss.

It has also been shown that building strong habits, such as brushing teeth daily and regularly visiting our office can translate into compliance with workout routines and activities like jogging and running.
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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
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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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  • "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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