Posts Categorized: Oral-Systemic Health

How Gum Disease Threatens Your Overall Health

Gum disease attacks the soft tissue that surrounds, supports, and protects the bottom portions of your teeth. When left untreated, the disease can continue past your gums and work to destroy your jawbone, making it the number one cause of adult tooth loss in the U.S. According to research, however, tooth loss may not be… Read more »

Oral-Systemic Health 101

Are you under the impression that what happens in your mouth stays in your mouth? As it turns out, your oral health may affect your overall health, a connection referred to as oral-systemic health. While this may be a new idea to you, we suggest you learn a bit more about it. The motivation to… Read more »

Protect Your Teeth, Protect Your Heart

Bright white teeth, pleasant-smelling breath, and a smile you can feel proud to show off are only part of the story when it comes to maintaining good oral health. All those good brushing and flossing practices could save your life! While dental health experts have long held that oral health is linked to overall health,… Read more »

How Dental Health Hints at Eating Disorders

Someone with an eating disorder may hide the condition from their peers and parents, but they can’t hide the evidence from their dentist. Bulimia, a disorder in which a person purges after binge eating, not only weakens and destroys the body, but it also damages teeth. Additionally, people with anorexia—another eating disorder—may skip meals, so… Read more »

Learning about the Mouth-Body Connection

Oral-systemic health is an interesting concept that makes connections between your dental health and the rest of your body. Gum disease (or really the bacteria that cause it) have actually been found in other parts of the body. One example would be a study that uncovered these same germs in the knees of patients with… Read more »

Are Diabetes and Gum Disease Linked?

Do you have diabetes? Have you discussed this with your general dentist? Did you know that diabetes and oral hygiene are believed to be linked? According to the American Academy of Periodontology and European Federation of Periodontology, an estimated 346 million people worldwide currently suffer from diabetes, and the AAP also mentions that half of… Read more »