How does poor oral health affect the entire body?

2019-12-10T12:56:42-07:00

Oral systemic health refers to the connection between overall health and oral health. A growing body of studies and research has shown connections between gum disease and health problems like diabetes, stroke, heart disease, dementia, arthritis, and even complications during pregnancy.  Research by the National Institutes of Health found that the presence of gum disease increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease by 20 percent.  If you have risk factors for cardiovascular disease, the doctors of Metropolitan Dental Care can schedule periodontal treatments to restore the health of your gums and potentially lower your risk of serious health issues. Our [...]