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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body in Vancouver & Burnaby, BC

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body Vancouver & Burnaby, BCWhen you visit Dr. Steven Tsoung, a general dentist in Vancouver, to take care of your gums and teeth, you could be doing your whole body a favor. Research shows poor oral hygiene and avoiding dental care can lead to health problems elsewhere in the body.

Pancreatic Cancer and Heart Disease

Gingivitis, if left untreated, is dangerous. What is gingivitis? Gingivitis is what happens when plaque starts to collect on the teeth, causing harmful bacteria to grow under the gum line. This is the beginning of gum disease, which according to studies, may cause heart disease and pancreatic cancer, because the harmful oral bacterium finds its way into the blood stream to cause or exacerbate infections elsewhere. The lungs and joints are also at risk. Visiting a general dentist in Vancouver can help fight gingivitis.

Cognitive Decline

Memory loss is another consequence of poor oral hygiene, and another good reason to keep visiting your general dentist in Vancouver. Research in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, found that adults with gum disease have faultier memory skills compared those who do not. The adults with gum disease did worse on simple arithmetic and verbal recall tests.


People with diabetes are especially encouraged to visit regularly with Dr. Tsoung and practice good, consistent self-care at home. People with diabetes may find it harder to fight infections, including gum disease. Gum disease also makes it more challenging to control blood sugar levels, so keeping your mouth healthy is imperative to controlling diabetes.

Pre-term Delivery and Low Birth Weight Babies

As many as one in eight babies are born premature, and research points to women with gingivitis as a possible risk factor. If you or someone you know is pregnant, remember the importance of visiting a general dentist in Vancouver for routine care, dental tips and support.

Give Children a Head Start

Explain to children what gingivitis is, and then be a good role model by taking care of your own oral health. Be sure to encourage kids to brush and floss every day, and take them to a general dentist in Vancouver for routine checkups and cleanings.

Remember, when your mouth is healthy, your body is healthier too. To learn more about what is gingivitis and how to prevent this early stage of gum disease, visit Dr. Tsoung, a general dentist in Vancouver.

Dr. Steven Tsoung, located in Vancouver, BC, is a dentist who serves patients from the Vancouver area. Dr. Tsoung specializes in cosmetic dentistry including porcelain veneers, crowns, bridges, and Invisalign. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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