Oral health is a vital part of overall well-being and physical health.
We believe that excellent oral health has a significant impact on our patients’ lives and provides services to help them maintain or improve their oral health.
Keeping the mouth free of harmful bacteria, infections, and inflammation help to prevent the entry and spread of germs or illness. Having strong, healthy teeth, gums, and proper bite are also critical to a beautiful and healthy smile.
For patients who have already experienced tooth loss, implants can help repair and maintain oral and overall health by replacing natural teeth and minimizing bone loss.
Excellent oral health helps you to:
Eat and chew healthy, nourishing foods
Defend your body against infection and illness
Get a good night’s sleep
Enjoy a feeling of well-being
Have the confidence to smile.
Recognizing the critical connection between the mouth and the body, we routinely watch for signs of problems that may affect your overall health, such as:
Although scientific research is just beginning to provide us with more conclusive information, it appears that gum disease may have links to some of the following health problems:
Although the scientific research at this point remains inconclusive, these diseases appear to have a link to periodontal conditions:
Osteoporosis – Bone loss affects the bones that support healthy posture and movement and can affect the jawbone and lead to tooth loss due to the loss of a solid foundation to support the teeth.
Respiratory Disease – The aspiration of bacteria growing in the oral cavity can contribute to developing respiratory diseases such as pneumonia.
Cancer – According to the American Academy of Periodontology, men with gum disease are more likely to develop specific types of cancer such as kidney, pancreatic, and blood cancers.
Scientists are also currently researching to determine if there is a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, memory, and pre-term or low birth weight babies.