Better Health through Oral Health
Our Vice President of Dental Services talks about how your oral health is connected to your overall health.
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A healthier mouth is part of a healthier you!


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Human Body The Brain Cancer Heart Diabetes Pregnancy Kidneys Lungs Stress Prolonged periods of stress or depression produce a hormone that may contribute to gum disease, and makes your body’s immune system more susceptible to infection. Oral Cancer Oral cancer can develop and easily spread to other areas of the body, so preventive care and early detection is important. Your Heart Research shows that people with gum disease and poor oral health are at higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Your Lungs Research suggests that gum disease may contribute to the development of aspiration pneumonia. Institutionalized elderly patients or those with physical conditions that result in a reduced state of consciousness, may be more prone to developing respiratory problems. Diabetes Gum disease and diabetes can impact each other. Tell your dentist you have diabetes and pay extra attention to your oral health care. Pregnancy Increased hormone levels may lead some women to develop gingivitis during pregnancy. Your Kidneys Studies confirm a link between kidney disease (including those undergoing dialysis) with oral health problems like gum disease and tooth loss.
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