Total Health: Beyond the Mouth
Your mouth is a window into the health of the rest of your body. It can show signs of systemic disease or infection before they are visible elsewhere. We are trained to recognize these signs and administer testing that can identify disease or potential areas of concern. Regular dental visits will not only help you maintain healthy teeth and gums, but may help you prevent serious health conditions and maintain optimal overall well being.
Oral Health Affects Total Health
When gums become infected and inflamed from periodontal disease, bacteria in plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. The bacteria can then enter into the blood stream and travel to major organs and begin new infections. Ongoing research suggests that periodontal disease may be linked to heart disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
I will be touching on each of these in the upcoming blogs. Look forward to hearing from you.