General Treatments

General Treatments

“Healthy Mouth, Healthy Life: how your oral health affects your general health”

When you think about it, it makes perfect sense: poor oral health leads to poor physical health.

Your mouth is a key entry to the rest of the body. If your mouth has chronic infection or disease, your entire body can be affected. The bacteria causing oral infection can spread through the bloodstream and potentially affect every tissue and organ in your body. The resources needed to support your general health will be diverted to handle this chronic infection, weakening the immune protection your other organs and systems naturally enjoy.

Modern research proves connections between periodontal (gum) infection and heart attack, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, problem pregnancies and osteoporosis. Some studies even indicate that people who lose all their natural teeth may have a much shorter life span and are more prone to loss of mental function.

So what’s the answer? If you want to increase your odds of a happy, healthy life, put your money where your mouth is. Taking care of your teeth and gums means your body will be better able to take care of itself.

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