Growing evidence and research links oral health with overall health, which is often called Oral Systemic Health. We call this approach the Mouth-Body Connection and it is based on the BaleDoneen Method®. When harmful bacteria in your mouth—stemming from cavities, periodontal disease, and abscesses—agitates and inflames your gums, the resulting inflammation can affect multiple systems throughout the body.
If you have periodontal (gum) disease, you are:
At greater risk of tooth decay and oral cancer
4.5x more likely to suffer from stroke and 2.6x more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease
2-3x more likely to suffer from a heart attack and have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and low-grade inflammation
24-35% more likely to develop plaque in your coronary arteries and more likely to have inflammation in your major arteries especially in the neck and heart
4.5x more likely to suffer from strokeX
At greater risk of chronic lung infections and influenza
At greater risk for diabetes and pancreatic cancer
For women - Are at a greater risk for pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth and low birth weight
For men - Are 3x more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction
Together with Hamner Dental Group and Orthodontics, we are excited to offer a new level of comprehensive, integrated health care to help put you on the pathway to early and ongoing intervention—and ultimately better health.