Common Medical Conditions Affect Dental Health in Staten Island

Dentist Dr. Fred Hecht, DMD can be found most days at his Staten Island Dental Care office, treating patients with tooth and gum problems, or helping patients prevent them. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to oral health.

  1. Staten Island diabetes patients with high blood glucose often have a higher risk of dental issues. If you have diabetes, let’s talk.
  2. A persistent dry mouth due to an inadequate amount of saliva can accelerate tooth decay, cause or contribute to gum disease, and trigger chronic bad breath. Many medications used by thousands of New York folks, including those for high-blood pressure and depression, cause dry mouth. This side effect is not only unpleasant, it is dangerous. Anti-depressants (especially SSRI’s) and anti-psychotic drugs can also trigger tooth-grinding – also known as bruxism.
  3. Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

Staten Island Dental Care helps dental patients in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Bayonne with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Often, we find that they are actually directly linked to the quality of your oral biome! Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health. We offer general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

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1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York