Your Oral Health Affects The Health Of Your Whole Body
Many people do not link oral health with the health of the rest of the body. At Mint 32 Dentistry, we understand the critical relationship between the two. Serious health conditions can be linked back to poor oral health.
- Heart Disease – Current research estimates that 91 percent of people with heart disease have serious gum disease, or periodontitis. Bacteria from your mouth can travel through your bloodstream and into your heart. Other risk factors for heart disease include tobacco use, being overweight, and eating an unhealthy diet.
- Diabetes – Gum disease has also been linked to diabetes. Gum disease may weaken your body’s ability to process sugar levels in the blood. Diabetes is the result of your body not being able to produce enough insulin that regulates those same levels. Dr. Morton can help treat gum disease and help you live a happier and healthier life.
- Pregnancy – Gum disease may contribute to complications during pregnancy. Studies are being conducted for more concrete evidence about the link between whether gum infection and inflammation can impact the development of your baby. Gum disease can be treated and managed by Dr. Morton and the Mint 32 Dentistry team.
- Osteoporosis – Gum disease may also be a contributing factor in the development of osteoporosis. Evidence suggests that women who have been diagnosed with osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from gum disease than those who do not have osteoporosis. Gum disease can be an early indicator of osteoporosis, before fractures start to occur at a later stage.