What is the oral systemic connection?

This is something that we discuss a lot at Progressive Health Dental, and we love to teach our patients about this important mouth/body relationship. The fact that your oral health affects every other system in your body is known as the oral systemic connection.

For example, studies are linking periodontal (gum) disease with other health concerns such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This is because the bacteria that occur in your mouth due to gum disease can travel to other areas in your body and contribute to progressing other serious health issues. Dr. Ratto has been teaching this mouth/body relationship to his patients for many years, and he’s happy to answer questions and teach you how to improve your overall health and well-being with improved oral health. Call our office today to find out more and to schedule an appointment. 

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