Oral Disease and Your Body

oral diseaseWelcome to our Dental Wellness blog! As a Dental Wellness Center, our goal is not to just keep your mouth and teeth healthy, but educate our patients on how the condition of their mouth can affect their overall health and wellness. Over the past several years, even decades, research has proven that there are direct correlations between oral disease and other systemic diseases and medical conditions. This has commonly been referred to as the “oral-systemic connection”. What does this mean? Well, in a nutshell, if your teeth and gums are in bad shape, it can effect other bodyparts and organs. With 3 out of 4 Americans showing signs of mild to moderate periodontal disease or gingivitis, and with conditions such as diabetes and heart disease on the rise, it is critical for our patients to understand this intimate relationship between the mouth and the rest of the body.

Every few weeks, we will be blogging about the topic of the oral-systemic condition in layman terms, making it easy for anyone to understand the science behind it. We will break down the different body parts and show how the bacteria in your mouth do their damage. Also, we will be giving health and wellness tips on topics from exercising to nutrition, so you can be sure to be on top of your wellness game!

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Happy Smiling!

~Your MidAmerica Dental Team~

Picture courtesy of the British Dental Health Foundation