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Oral Health and Systemic Health

oral and systemic health

Your oral health and your whole body health are linked.

Research has shown a STRONG connection between poor oral health and certain diseases.

Bleeding gums are like an open wound and the bacteria in your mouth can enter the bloodstream and affect other parts of your body. Brushing and flossing daily along with regular dental checkups can help keep the bacteria under control and help keep your body healthy.

Some Serious health problems linked to gum disease include:

Diabetes – According to the California Dental Association, “periodontal disease appears to make it more difficult for diabetics to stabilize their blood glucose levels”.

Heart Disease and Stroke – Clogged arteries can be linked to inflammation and infections that oral bacteria can cause.

Osteoporosis – There is a strong link between bone weakness and tooth loss.  Osteoporosis decreases the density of the jaw bone that supports your teeth.

 

Taking good care of your oral health is an investment in your whole body health.

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