Your regular appointments with your Birmingham dentist can do more than just improve your dental health. Studies have shown that they may also prevent pneumonia and other respiratory ailments. Some of this might be chalked up to your dentist finding signs of health conditions that you haven’t noticed, but a teeth cleaning every six months removes much of the harmful bacteria that is found in your mouth, bacteria that might otherwise be inhaled and cause an infection in your lungs. Of course, regular brushing and flossing will also remove this bacteria, so make sure you keep up with that between visits with your Birmingham dental team.
In any case, there is a clear correlation between your dental health and pneumonia, so make an appointment with Dr. Roberson and Roberson Dental if you are due for a tooth cleaning and a check-up. There may be more to gain than your dental health.