Oral health is not just about a great smile.
Here are a couple of key facts to consider:
Some recent groundbreaking studies have addressed the critical importance of good oral hygiene and the role it plays in your overall health.
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Inflammation is the body’s response to bacteria, virus and injury and persistent inflammation, like that associated with periodontal disease, could create significant health risks if not properly treated in a timely manner.
The mouth is the gateway for much of the pathogenic bacteria that can negatively affect our health. It’s also a location for potential infections that can cause serious health issues and as a result it’s absolutely critical that proper oral health is maintained.
Because this gateway never stops, there is always a risk that this negative bacteria can spread throughout the body, causing all types of inflammatory diseases.
Consider the following:
Here’s What the Medical Field Has to Say About Oral Inflammation
Oral swelling has a substantial effect on overall inflammatory disease and not only is the elimination of such inflammation helpful, but it is getting to a point where the medical community is demanding it.
At a recent symposium on the heart, Dr. Marc Penn, MD, PhD, the former director of the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland Clinic, stated very clearly, “Don’t ever forget to look at periodontal disease as an important source of inflammation in reference to cardiovascular disease.”
One of the most influential cardiovascular surgeons, Dr Lloyd Rudy, said it best when he compared the body’s inflammatory response to infection to that of a house fire. “Inflammation is fire. When vascular walls around the heart catch fire, we have heart attacks and strokes. Think of the body as a house and the mouth as the kitchen – when we have gum disease, we have a ‘fire’ in our ‘kitchen’ that may “burn down the house.”
Some of the latest research on oral inflammation is shedding new light on this indisputable truth.
Oral health and wellness is an essential component of preventive cardiology, a significant accessory to diabetic treatment, and a major part of the deterrence of any kind of inflammatory illness. This is why managing oral inflammation is so crucial. This is why taking a look at periodontal disease through the new lens of oral-systemic wellness is so critical for our client’s health.
The majority of the time you can’t see inflammation and chances are, it probably doesn’t hurt. Fortunately, our dental professionals now perform a simple test for oral inflammation and we include it as part of every dental exam.
We now know what the problem is and the research proves it. The mouth is not simply just another part of the body, it’s the MOST important part.
The mouth is where life begins. Let’s not let it end there!
What happens in your mouth doesn't stay in your mouth.
Take a few minutes to watch this 3 minute video clip that explains bacteria buildup in your mouth and the link to systemic diseases. You’ll be amazed!