Why Good Oral Health Is Necessary for Healthy Aging
Getting older has its challenges; however, with the right health care, it's possible to age smoothly. Your dental care is also an important part of this process, and working with providers who understand how oral health is related to systemic health is important as you get older.
The Oral Systemic Connection
Thanks to emerging information, physicians and dentists alike now have a better understanding of the oral systemic link. We now know that the bacteria related to periodontal (gum) disease is also a contributor to the inflammation causing other health concerns such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and vice versa. By taking good care of your oral health, you ...