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2 Dental Treatments That Can Improve Your Overall Health

Did you know that neglecting your oral health can negatively impact your overall health? From wisdom tooth removal to TMJ treatment, our family dentists can help protect the longevity of your oral and general well-being. 

At Marlborough Dental Centre, we know how much a beautiful smile means to our patients. On the surface, it can improve your appearance and self-esteem, but did you know that looking after your oral health can lower your risk for certain diseases including:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory disorders
  • Endocarditis

From wisdom teeth removal, to teeth cleanings, extractions and TMJ treatment, the team at our Calgary dental office offers a wide range of general and cosmetic dentistry services to help protect the health of your mouth, gums, teeth and body.

2 Surprising Dental Treatments That Can Improve Your Overall Health

Most people don’t connect their mouths to the rest of their bodies. However, there is an extensive body of research that shows the two are intimately connected. Here are a few dental treatments that can help improve your oral and overall health:


Temporomandibular disorders (TMJ) occur as a result of problems with the temporomandibular joint and may cause tenderness and pain in your jaw, face, head and neck.

Possible causes of the disorder are:

  • Injury to the jaw
  • Grinding or clenching your teeth
  • Arthritis in the TMJ
  • Stress

TMJ treatment not only combats trouble you may experience with chewing, biting and moving your jaw, but can also improve certain aspects of your general health including:

Head, Neck & Facial Pain

The ongoing headaches or earaches you experience could be caused by issues with your jaw joints or bite.

At our dental office, we provide comprehensive TMJ diagnosis and treatment to combat this pain effectively and successfully.

Sleep Apnea

There is a connection between TMJ and sleep disorders. People with TMJ are more likely to develop sleep apnea, which can lead to:

  • Chronic tiredness from sleep deprivation
  • Slower reflexes and poor concentration
  • High blood pressure and weight gain
  • Health issues such as diabetes and heart disease

Not only can a successful TMJ treatment plan treat your pain and discomfort, but it can also prevent your airway from narrowing, thus reducing your risk of sleep apnea.


During the course of their late teens and early adulthood, many patients will consider having their impacted wisdom teeth removed. While the most obvious benefits of wisdom teeth removal are related to a patient’s oral health, they aren’t just restricted to your mouth.

In fact, a wisdom teeth removal can have a significant impact on your overall health in the following ways:

  • Prevents Sepsis: An infection that begins in the mouth can easily spread throughout your body, possibly causing a life-threatening condition known as sepsis. When you have any impacted wisdom teeth removed, you are eliminating this risk factor.

  • Lowers your risk of heart disease: Partially erupted wisdom teeth tend to accumulate bacteria quickly. This can increase your risk of gum disease, which in turn is linked to problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Therefore, in reducing your risk of gum disease, wisdom teeth removal also benefits your overall health.

  • Helps you stick to a healthy diet: Many dentists will recommend wisdom teeth removal to protect the correct alignment of your teeth. This makes it easier for you to chew and process nutritious foods, that will keep you healthy.

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To find out more about how our qualified and knowledgeable dentists can help protect your oral and overall well-being, contact our Calgary dental office today at 403-248-2066 or fill in our online contact form.

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