Posts Categorized: Oral Systemic Health

Are Gum Disease and Obesity Related?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity affects over one-third of adults in the U.S., and is a significant risk factor in numerous systemic illnesses. Aside from diabetes, heart disease, and a weakened immune system, researchers believe obesity may also be linked to an increased threat of advanced gum disease. As… Read more »

The Connection Between Your Teeth and Your Body

If you have recently begun a journey towards a healthier and more active lifestyle, then you may have already overhauled what you eat and how you spend your time. These can be important steps towards feeling and looking your best. But you should not overlook your oral hygiene in an effort to move towards health…. Read more »

When Oral Bacteria Enter Your Blood Stream

The oral-systemic connection has been extensively researched, and so have the inhabitants of your mouth. For instance, we now know that tooth decay is related to the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans. Experts have also uncovered that another bacterium in your mouth, Porphyromonas gingivalis, leads to gum disease by inciting your body’s inflammatory response to bacterial… Read more »

Like You Needed Another Reason to Stop Smoking…

Nobody is perfect; we all have our tics and bad habits. Some of these habits are more detrimental to our health than others. Cigarettes and chewing tobacco are perfect examples of bad habits that can practically destroy your teeth and gums. As we near the holiday season, a time for giving thanks and celebrations, we… Read more »

Why Are Diabetics in Danger of Losing Teeth?

When speaking of diabetes, we tend to focus only on its most obvious effects on overall health, such as neuropathy, circulation problems, and even the inconvenience of testing and using insulin. Until recently, little attention had been paid to the fact that diabetes poses a major threat to your oral health. Dr. Todd Pizzi of… Read more »

More Research Linking Heart and Gum Disease

Research is consistently underway regarding whether or not bacteria in your mouth (the same ones that cause gum disease and tooth decay) can travel into your body and cause other systemic health issues. One recent study at the University of Florida shows distinct data regarding the fact that the same bacteria which cause gum disease… Read more »