Dental Care Is Health Care
Many patients would be shocked to learn all of the ways that our oral health and overall health are intertwined. The latest research identifies relationships between oral health and nearly every other system in the body – including the brain, heart, joints, weight, sleep, and the kidneys.
Periodontal disease, which is an inflammatory infection, releases bacteria into the bloodstream when eating, brushing, flossing, and through daily activities. Once in the bloodstream, bacteria travel freely throughout the body.
A number of factors contribute to the development and progression of gum disease, the primary one being neglect. Conditions and medications that cause dry mouth, including age, can also negatively impact the delicate tissue surrounding ...