In case you have not heard the news regarding the oral-systemic link, the health of your mouth plays a vital role in your overall health. Weigh this against the fact that approximately 80% of adults in the US have some form of periodontal (gum) disease, and you may start to understand why at Grand Family Dentistry we have intensified our focus on your total health and wellness. If we can help you achieve complete oral health, it will result in your better overall health.
Physicians are just beginning to understand that inflammation in your body is one of the root causes of heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, poor pregnancy outcomes, infertility, inflammatory & autoimmune diseases, and perhaps even autism. We now understand that if you can reduce your systemic inflammation, you can reduce your risk for disease. And, if you already suffer from these illnesses, reducing your systemic inflammation can reduce the severity of your disease — and, in some cases, reverse the disease altogether.
Periodontal (gum) disease and poor oral health causes systemic inflammation (and damage to the interior walls of your blood vessels). So, if your mouth is unhealthy, you are at heightened risk for systemic disease. If you already have systemic illness and your mouth is unhealthy, you are at heightened risk of dying from your systemic disease. And while this may sound grave, at Grand Family Dentistry we are able to bring good news to accompany these health facts. This is important — don’t miss this part– if you have poor oral health, and you get your mouth healthy, your systemic inflammation can be eliminated along with your risk for systemic illness. If you already suffer from systemic disease, and you get your mouth healthy, your symptoms can be reduced — even alleviated altogether. With the proper tools, you can achieve and/or return yourself to optimal health. And who has the proper tools? Grand Family Dentistry.