3 Important Benefits of Pandemic Dental Health

While the office of Dr. Jim DeCapite is closed for now, we encourage our clients to continue exercising good dental health practices at home. We also encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe during these challenging times! While home, make sure everyone in the family brushes and flosses regularly and properly for great dental health. At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we always stress to our patients in the Metro Detroit area that understanding how to take care of their dental health impacts their overall health.

Dr. Jim DeCapite wants everyone in Livonia, Redford, and the surrounding region to learn the three important benefits of good dental health during this pandemic:

  • Possible heart disease prevention: Gingivitis is an inflammation in the mouth caused by bacteria, which can play a significant role in clogging arteries. Patients with infections of the gum can be at a greater risk of heart attack and stroke, as the bacteria in the mouth impacts the amount of plaque in the carotid artery especially.
  • Supports digestion: Chewing starts the digestive process. When there are problems in the mouth, particularly missing or painful teeth that keep the chemical processes from working correctly, that can lead to other problems throughout the digestive system, including intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive issues.
  • Diabetes management: People who have problems with their dental health may have a more difficult time controlling their blood sugar levels. Gum disease can have a significant impact on insulin resistance in the body. People with diabetes also tend to have more problems with their dental health. We encourage our patients with diabetes to take extra care in maintaining good dental health, to help prevent further complications.

At DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, we encourage everyone in the Livonia, Redford, Dearborn Heights, Plymouth, and surrounding Metro Detroit communities to learn more about the many ways good dental health can impact overall good health.

DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is conveniently located in Livonia, near the intersection of Schoolcraft and Merriman Roads. Contact our office today to get started on good dental health and good overall health!

It is important to note that the offices of Dr. Jim DeCapite are closed until further notice. Please like and follow our Facebook Page for additional updated information. Thank you.

Be safe. Be well. Wear a mask. Wear gloves. Use sanitizer. Wash your hands.

We are all together, together.


This informative post, about dental health, family and cosmetic dentistry, and patient care, is brought to you by DeCapite Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Livonia Michigan. 

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734 744 5457

James W. DeCapite, D.D.S.

31644 Schoolcraft Road

Livonia, MI 48150

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The content of this blog article about family and cosmetic dentistry is intended solely for informational purposes and is not intended to be offered as medical advice in any manner or form. Always consult a dentist, doctor or licensed medical professional with any questions.

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