An overwhelming amount of research links oral health with overall health. We call this the Mouth-Body Connection. Some call it Oral Systemic Health. And considering that more than 47% of U.S. adults have periodontal disease, it’s a connection that can help identify other health concerns early on.
A greater risk of tooth decay and oral cancer
4.5x more likely to suffer from stroke and 2.6x more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease
2-3x more likely to suffer from a heart attack and have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease and low-grade inflammation
24-35% more likely to develop plaque in your coronary arteries and more likely to have inflammation in your major arteries especially in the neck and heart
4.5x more likely to suffer from strokeX
A greater risk of chronic lung infections and influenza
A greater risk for diabetes and pancreatic cancer
Women may have a greater risk for pregnancy complications, such as preterm birth and low birth weight
Men are 3x more likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction
Together with Durango Dental Group, we are excited to offer a new level of comprehensive, integrated health care to help put you on the pathway to early and ongoing intervention—and ultimately better health.