- Heart disease
- Diabetes pancreatic cancer
- Low birth weight babies
The chronic inflammation associated with gum disease is a sign of chronic inflammation in the body, which can cause many physical illnesses. In other words “Your Teeth Can Make You Sick.”
Your mouth plays a much larger role in your overall health than you may realize. If your gums bleed and are infected, there is an open communication to the rest of your body’s circulatory system. This is now referred to as the “oral-systemic connection.” There is research published on almost a daily basis that now shows that oral inflammation is much more dangerous than has been recognized in the past. Risk factors associated with gum disease include:
Did you know that oral infections are highly transferable? Oral bacteria are easily transferred between members of the family through the sharing of food, kisses, and even toothpaste.
We believe that a healthy mouth will promote a healthy body. We aggressively treat and control oral infections. This results in improved gum health and also reduces the risk of spreading oral infections. This contributes to your overall health.