Category: Oral Systemic Health

The Link Between Diabetes And Gum Disease

Did you know that November is Diabetes Awareness Month? While the month may be nearly over, there is still time to bring awareness to the disease and its link to oral health. Periodontal (gum) disease and diabetes are linked. Type 1, Type 2, and even gestational diabetes can lead to an increased risk for gum… Read more »

Oral Bacteria and Your Dental Health

It may sound gross, but your teeth, tongue, and gums share the space in your mouth with about 10-15 billion microbes. Before you gag and try to spit them all out, you should know that the majority of oral bacteria are not harmful, and actually help fight bad breath and infection. The ones that are… Read more »

Can Relationships Rot Your Teeth?

Healthy, loving relationships can give you the emotional support you need, bring you happiness, and make for a peaceful and contented life. Bad relationships can cause emotional and physical stress, make you feel lonely, and cause constant upheaval. It’s important to have positive things in your life. Negativity and aggression can cause stress and affect… Read more »

3 Facts About Gum Disease

If you have noticed your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth, or have experienced tenderness or swelling of your gums, you may have seen the first signs of periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, this condition can present itself in several different forms and stages. Some cases can become severe, causing tooth and… Read more »

Better Dental Health Means Healthier Lungs

Oral-systemic health is a concept backed by research based on the fact that your body’s health can be directly impacted by the state of your mouth. One recent study looked at patients in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) who were exposed to specialized dental health care from a dentist. This extra effort towards caring for… Read more »