Do you avoid your Newport Beach dentist until you absolutely cannot take the pain anymore? You really should see your dentist on a regular basis, not just so you can avoid ever being in pain, but so you can tend to your overall health. Your Newport Beach dentist can give you the specifics about how your dental health is having an impact on your overall health, but the basics are below:

An infection is poison in your bloodstream. When you have a toothache and you do not feel like doing anything about it, you could be causing yourself much more harm than you realize. When you have an infection, that means there is poison in your bloodstream. If you are pregnant, this also means that the poison is going to the fetus through the umbilical cord.

Your mouth is a major contributor to your overall health. When you have issues with your teeth, they cause you to eat and drink differently than you normally would. In some cases you even avoid certain foods. Your body needs a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, some of which can only be obtained through eating specific foods. The more you avoid certain foods, the more your body suffers from it. Since you also need to be hydrated to be healthy, you need to consume a lot of liquids. If you avoid drinking liquids because they make your teeth hurt, you can end up severely dehydrated. Dehydration can cause long-term issues with your body functions, including your brain.