Introducing the Healthy Mouth Baseline...
We are taking on a new level of responsibility with our patient's total health and wellness. We have found many of our patients are unaware of what constitutes a healthy mouth and how the mouth can affect overall health.
Your mouth is the gateway to your total health and wellness. Your mouth gives us a snapshot of your body's health. We (dentistry) have known this for years; now the scientific literature is finally catching up to us. Inflammation in your mouth is a key indicator of inflammation in your vital organs. For example:
So we have created a Healthy Mouth Standard...
Gum disease is now linked to an increase in heart disease, strokes, diabetes, preterm, low weight births, respiratory problems, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastric ulcers, prostrate and pancreatic cancers and even Alzheimer's Disease.
A Healthy Mouth in Our Practice is Freedom From...
- Decay (cavities)
- Bad Breath
- Missing Functional Teeth