Your mouth is a key entry to the rest of the body. If your mouth has chronic infection or disease, your entire body can be affected. The bacteria causing oral infection can spread through the bloodstream and potentially affect every tissue and organ in your body. The resources needed to support your general health will be diverted to handle this chronic infection, weakening the immune protection your other organs and systems naturally enjoy. General Dentistry helps treat all of this.
Modern research proves connections between periodontal (gum) infection and heart attack, stroke, diabetes, respiratory disease, problem pregnancies and osteoperosis. Some studies even indicate that people who lose all their natural teeth statistically have a much shorter life span.
If you want to increase your odds of a happy, healthy life, taking care of your teeth and gums means your body will be better able to take care of itself.