How Does Your Overall Health Affect Your Smile?

Educating White Plains Dental Patients About Little-Known RisksAt The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we see countless patients and with a wide variety of issues. Most of them are serious, to one degree or another. There are many common medical conditions that pose a risk to dental health.

1) 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 people, 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 (bruxism).

3) Acid reflux in children and adults is associated with a host of dental problems such as decay and periodontal disease.

At the Dental Design Center in White Plains, we help many patients prevent problems associated with medical conditions that sometimes seem unrelated to dental health. Regular professional dental care is essential for oral health, and an important part of your overall physical health. We offer restorative and cosmetic dentistry.

Contact The Dental Design Center – Ira J. Handschuh, D.D.S.:


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280 Dobbs Ferry Rd Ste 104
White Plains, New York


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