How a Dental Exam can reveal broader health problemsDr. Abraham Hoellrich | December 30, 2011
Your mouth is not a completely separate entity from the rest of your body!
I just read a very informative article in the Wall Street Journal about the dental/oral health connection.
Over the last decade, the connection between oral health and overall health has been the subject of many more studies defining these connections. We now are seeing that oral health has connection to diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy/child health, and immune disorders.
At Grandview Dental Care we recognize the connection and encourage our patients to take the steps necessary to have the best oral health so that their overall health can be the best it can be. We provide oral cancer screenings and blood pressure checks for our patients at each cleaning appointment. We focus on periodontal (gum) health as probably the most important aspect of oral health that can influence overall health.
Check out the article on how your oral health is connected to your overall health. There is some great information there.