Mouth Body Connection – Periodontal Disease Facts

  • Dr. Hobbs Mouth Body Connection Periodontal Disease Facts
  • Did You Know?

    - Taking care of your mouth can reduce the risk of heart and respiratory disease, diabetes, stroke, and premature or low birth-weight babies?
    - Proper chewing in a clean, healthy mouth takes care of 15% of our body’s digestion before we even swallow!

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    Past Care

    When it comes to gum disease we are doing things differently. In the past, we have never been too concerned about the presence of gum disease (periodontal disease) unless it started to destroy the supporting bone around the teeth.

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    Present Care

    There is now strong evidence that when there is inflammation and infection present in your gums there are toxins released daily into your bloodstream. These toxins can then go anywhere that the blood flows which has an increased risk of many health issues which include heart disease, diabetes, low birth weight-premature babies, respiratory illnesses, rheumatoid arthritis and many more that are being researched. We know that eliminating gum inflammation can reduce your risk for these health concerns.

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    Future Care

    We are no longer content saying, “Well if it doesn’t hurt, let’s just keep an eye on it.” Since we now know that your overall health is affected, we are taking a more proactive approach. By eliminating any gum inflammation, we can help your teeth and your overall health as well.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions or concerns about any part of your treatment at our office. Our goal is to keep you informed as we learn more about this connection of the mouth to your overall health.