Understanding the Connection between Oral and Systemic Health

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

Keeping your teeth and gums healthy is, of course, essential for an attractive smile. However, your smile is not all that can be impacted by your oral hygiene decisions. In fact, many systemic issues are conclusively linked to oral health problems such as gum disease, making it all the more important that you take time to maintain proper dental health.
 
To learn more about the mouth/body connection, please contact Terry Bass, DDS or call 405-622-8996 today to schedule an appointment at our comfortable Oklahoma City dental office.
 
Systemic Issues Linked to Oral Health

      Systemic issues that have been linked to oral health include:

        1. Heart disease
        2. Respiratory problems
        3. Hypertension
        4. Complications with pregnancy including premature birth
        5. Complications with diabetes
          New evidence has found that gum disease is also a risk factor for dementia and Alzheimer’s.
           
          Preventing Serious Problems
           
          The best way to avoid oral health issues is by taking proper care of your teeth and gums. Oklahoma City family dentist Dr. Terry Bass would be happy to discuss the most effective way for you maintain proper oral health during your regularly scheduled dental visits.
           

           

          To schedule a dental cleaning and examination with our experienced Oklahoma City family dentist, please contact us today. We serve people of all ages living in the Edmond, Lawton, Norman, and Oklahoma City areas of Oklahoma.