For decades dentists have been the doctors of the mouth. With new research our role is being turned upside down! The mouth is now recognized as gateway to the entire body. It only makes sense that oral health plays a huge role in systemic health. This has been a poorly understood relationship but now thanks to modern research we are learning with each published study.
Well known findings point to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes with patients that have periodontal disease. Newer research links increased risks of osteoporosis, respiratory disease, prostate issues, cancer, and even erectile dysfunction to periodontal health status.
Periodontal disease begins with few symptoms. As it progresses the damage can be catastrophic. Now the good news! Periodontal disease can be treated. Make a dental appointment! It just may save your life! www.minerdental.com