Category: Oral Systemic Health

Is Gum Disease Related To Diabetes?

Did you know that November is National Diabetes Month in the United States? The month is designed to bring awareness to diabetes (Type 1, Type 2, and gestational). To help celebrate this month and do our part for spreading awareness, we want to focus on the link between gum disease and all types of diabetes. Gum… Read more »

Poor Oral Health & High Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association recently released a study showing that people with high blood pressure (also known as hypertension) can be better controlled when the mouth is healthy. The study also showed that people with periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) can worsen blood pressure and interfere with treatment. What does this link between… Read more »

What Does ‘Oral Systemic Health’ Mean?

Oral systemic health is the linked two-way connection between oral health and the body’s overall health. Numerous studies have linked poor oral health to systemic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy complications, and so on. Understanding this link between your entire body and your oral health may help you feel more… Read more »

My Oral Health Impacts The Rest Of My Body?

You only get one set of permanent teeth in your lifetime. This fact, along with your desire to have fresh breath and a bright smile, may encourage you to take good care of your oral health. In doing so, you probably brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day and visit for your… Read more »

Is Gum Disease Something You Should Worry About?

It’s more than an issue with your gums; periodontal disease is the leading cause of adult tooth loss in the United States. The rampant inflammation associated with the condition is also a recognized risk factor for other chronic inflammatory conditions.  The good news is that gum disease is highly preventable, and equally as controllable if… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist: Is the Oral-Systemic Connection Relevant to You?

Fresh breath and a clean, bright smile are the obvious benefits of good dental hygiene, but the consequences of your oral health extend beyond an appealing smile. According to numerous studies by researchers around the world, the mechanisms behind destructive oral health issues, like gum disease, can be significant risk factors in certain serious systemic… Read more »

A Healthy Mouth for a Healthy Heart

If you pride yourself in your smile, then chances are that you brush and floss your teeth every day and attend your six-month dental checkups and cleanings. However, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that your diligent dental care may also benefit your physical wellbeing by helping to keep your heart healthy and disease-free…. Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Explains How Oral Hygiene Can Keep You Healthy

You may not be shocked to learn that keeping your mouth clean can help prevent tooth decay and other dental issues. However, you might be surprised to learn that maintaining adequate oral hygiene can help you keep the rest of your body healthy and free of disease. The concept that your mouth‘s health is linked… Read more »

Lafayette Dentist Spreads the Word About Diabetes and Oral Health

November is National Diabetes Month. While there isn’t much to celebrate about diabetes, there is plenty of awareness to be raised, and this month, health professionals across the country are focusing their efforts on doing just that. The majority of discussions regarding diabetes awareness may focus on the various health conditions and complications associated with… Read more »

National Men’s Health Month with Your Lafayette Dentist

National Men’s Health Month highlights preventable health issues in men and boys and emphasizes the importance of early detection for treatment of diseases. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 11.9% of men 18 years and older are considered to have fair or poor health. Men are not doing too well with dental… Read more »