At our dentistry, we believe a healthy body begins with a healthy mouth. As a Complete Health Dentistry, we show a special interest in our patients' general health and well-being and how the health of the mouth affects their general health. We are committed to our patient's overall health, not just their oral health. Our philosophy is based on preventative treatments rather than waiting for a problem to arise and then fixing it. Our treatment recommendations are based on what is needed for our patients to achieve optimum health, and we place a strong emphasis on patient education and empowerment.
What’s The “Oral-Systemic Link”?
The oral-systemic link is the connection between the health of a person’s mouth and their body’s overall health. Countless studies have demonstrated a link between poor oral health and systemic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and even pregnancy complications.
12 FACTS YOU CAN’T IGNORE
Complete health begins with your mouth. Learn how your gums and airway’s health is related to common health concerns like diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Find out if you are at risk!
The Facts About Oral Biofilm
With gum disease affecting over 80% of the adult population, gum disease affects nearly all of us at some point during our life. We can help you understand how oral infections relate to serious health concerns like heart disease, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
Alzheimer’s & Periodontal Disease
Alzheimer’s is a truly terrifying condition for patients and their loved ones. Preventing gum disease can help in protecting yourself from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. See how and then visit us to learn more about your risk factors.
Cardiovascular Disease & Periodontal Disease
Heart Disease is the #1 killer of Americans. There is scientific evidence showing periodontal disease as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Protect yourself, and your loved ones by preventing gum disease. Schedule your next exam and cleaning and we can help you understand the correlation.
Diabetes & Periodontal Disease
Diabetes and gum disease go hand in hand. Diabetes can increase the severity of periodontal infections and interfere with the body’s defenses, while periodontal infections make controlling the blood glucose level more difficult.
Get your blood sugars under control by visiting the dentist in Park Ridge, IL, to treat your periodontal disease.
Other oral health conditions have significant impacts and consequences on the rest of the body and your general health. These conditions include oral cancer, sleep apnea, TMD – headaches & migraines, and dental decay. The connection between the mouth and the body highlights the importance of good oral health and dental stability in assuring better general health.
TREAT YOUR BODY TO A HEALTHY MOUTH!