Healthier Mouth, Healthier Life
Diseases and infections can often be seen in the mouth before they become apparent elsewhere in the body. Dental problems such as gum disease, sleep apnea, and tooth infections have been linked to other serious health issues such as heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes. This concept of interconnectivity, referred to as Systemic Health, is one of the core focuses of our practice.
DID YOU KNOW?
Periodontal Disease – Bone deterioration around the teeth leads to loosening and eventual tooth loss.
Atherosclerosis – High levels of disease-causing bacteria in the mouth can lead to clogging of the Carotid Artery and increased risk of stroke.
Halitosis – Lack of regular brushing and flossing leaves small food particles wedged between the teeth that collect bacteria and emit bad breath.
Respiratory Problems – Bacteria from periodontal disease can travel through the bloodstream to the lungs where it can aggravate the respiratory system.
Heart Disease – People with periodontal disease are 2 times more likely to develop heart disease.
Erectile Dysfunction – Periodontal bacteria can travel through the bloodstream, inflaming blood vessels and blocking blood flow to the genitals.
Diabetes – 95% of US adults with diabetes also have periodontal disease. One-third of those can have advanced periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss.
GUM DISEASE CAN KILL MORE THAN JUST YOUR SMILE!
Our philosophy of total-body wellness contributes to the many advanced benefits our practice has to offer. Our team is trained to recognize the signs of disease and identify potential problem areas in the mouth. By providing thorough exams, quality treatments and preventive care focused on your total-body health, we are able to help you achieve a healthy smile and a healthy body.
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