On their own, most patients aren’t likely to imagine that their oral and overall health are connected. The reality, however, is there is much more overlap between them than most may realize.
Specifically, what connect these two separate spheres are bacteria and gum disease. When gum disease isn’t treated, pockets can form between a patient’s teeth and gums. These pockets give bacteria an entrance to the body’s bloodstream and, subsequently, the rest of the body, potentially contributing to a variety of health problems that includes: (more…)