• Caring for Your Teeth is Caring For Your Overall Health

  • dentistAt Columbia Orthodontics we know that the way you care for your teeth on a daily basis doesn’t just affect your oral health, your overall health is affected as well.

    The recent research has found some very clear links between the health of your mouth and other parts of your body, from heart health to diabetes.

    November is Diabetes Awareness Month and a good time to consider how keeping your mouth healthy is a first step to your overall health.

    Here are just a few recent statistics on diabetes reported by the American Diabetes Association

    • Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes.
    • Another 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
    • The American Diabetes Association estimates that the total national cost of diagnosed diabetes in the United States is $245 billion.


    At Columbia Orthodontics we are concerned about the health of your whole body. If you have concerns, be sure to speak with Dr. Croft.