Alcohol is viewed by society in different ways. It can be a social activity for friends and family to celebrate a holiday or other big event. For others, it can be considered only for its potential negative health consequences from use.
The truth is that for certain people, in moderation, alcohol can be a fun way to enjoy oneself without being a serious health concern. For others, however, it’s important to consider the potential negative consequences not only to one’s overall health, but more specifically oral health.
Many individuals are not aware of just how detrimental to one’s oral health alcohol specifically can be. City Dental Centers presents this article to discuss these potential consequences.
Liver cancer is a common thought when it comes to a potential cancerous side effect of alcohol. However, alcohol can cause many kinds of cancers. Oral cancer is one of them as well. In fact, the risk of oral cancer is six times higher in those who drink alcohol compared to those who do not.
If you plan to drink, moderate yourself and keep yourself active with a good diet to promote a healthy immune system. Also try to make sure you brush your teeth before going to bed, especially after a night of drinking!
Cavities, Gum Disease, Gingivitis, & Other Issues
Alcohol dries out the mouth while also dehydrating the body. With a dryer mouth, bacteria is free to grow and damage the teeth. In addition to damaging the teeth, bacteria and plaque can grow beneath the gum line and cause gingivitis and gum disease.
It is always advised, for both overall health and oral health reasons, to make sure to drink plenty of water when consuming alcohol. While most people ignore this rule, it’s a good rule of thumb to try and consume at least one if not two glasses of water for every alcoholic drink you consume. This will help prevent you from getting dehydrated and your mouth drying out.
When the Fun Stops
Are you putting yourself at risk of oral cancer and other oral health issues by drinking? The truth is that the only way to completely protect yourself from increasing your risks of these problems by drinking is to not drink altogether.
Of course, not drinking at all isn’t the choice for everyone. So if you do decide to drink, always make sure you stay hydrated, set reasonable limits, and make responsible choices. City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces cares a lot about the health and welfare of our patients. While we’re here for your teeth, we want your overall health to be good as well. Make good choices and take care of yourself!
City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice for your oral health concerns. To schedule an appointment, gives us a call or visit one of the appointment links at the end of the article below!
City Dental Centers is Here for YOU!
City Dental Centers and City Dental Kids & Braces are the number one choice in resolving your dental needs. We understand that your health and well being is of vital importance to you and your family. Let us help when it comes to all your dental and oral health concerns! We look forward to continuing to serve you and our communities both locally and abroad. There’s always more you can learn as a dentist, and we look forward to continuing to better serve you in the months and years to come!
Convenient Dentist Offices in Southern California
Doctor Sam Shahovesi and the team at City Dental Centers are here to provide our patients with the best dental services and dental surgeries for children and adults of all ages. From toddlers to seniors, City Dental Centers offers six convenient dentist offices in Southern California. We even have a dedicated children’s dentist office, City Dental Kids & Braces, to cater to the special physical and emotional needs of children.
Whether you need checkups, x-rays, braces, bonding, teeth whitening, sealants, oral cancer screenings, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, or tooth extraction, City Dental Centers is here to make the process as easy and comfortable as possible.
Contact The Nearest Dentist to You
Ready to experience the best dentists in Los Angeles? Choose one of the convenient dental offices we have surrounding LA. We have dental practices in Azusa, Corona, Lake Forest, Montclair, Pico Rivera, and West Covina. You can call our main line at (888) 624-8933 or reach out to an office directly with the information below. We’re so happy you’ve chosen City Dental Centers. We can’t wait to help you along your dental journey and brighten your beautiful smile!
Dentist in Azusa, CA
Location: 483 S. Citrus Ave. Azusa, CA 91702
Phone: (626) 966-3400
Dentist in Corona, CA
Location: 161 McKinley St. STE 102, Corona, CA 92879
Phone: (951) 737-3746
Dentist in Lake Forest, CA
Location: 24602 Raymond Way #210, Lake Forest, CA 92630
Phone: (949) 461-5800
Dentist in Montclair, CA
Location: 5182 Moreno St, Montclair, CA 91763
Phone: (909) 295-3477
Dentist in Pico Rivera, CA
Location: 9400 Whittier Blvd, Pico Rivera, CA 90660
Phone: (562) 949-2526
Dentist in West Covina, CA
Location: 154 Plaza Dr, West Covina, CA 91790
Phone: (626) 962-1722