While many of us assume that oral health and overall wellness are vaguely connected, current research shows that they are inextricably linked. Bacteria connected to dental disease can contribute to atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, strokes, aneurysms, and possibly dementia.
Conversely, our mouths can be adversely impacted by what's going on in the rest of the body. Medications, diabetes, and auto autoimmune diseases can have devastating effects on oral health.
Ironically there are medications for osteoporosis that can result in catastrophic fractures of the jawbone. If you are curious about your oral wellness–body connection and would like to learn more simply fill out our contact form.
30 December 2015
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