Oral Health and Your Body

Oral Health and Your Body

For more than 20 years, scientists have been discovering how a person’s oral health is related to overall body health.

Your dentist examines your mouth for indicators of systemic issues so if any exist, we can address them early.

Exploring the Links Between Oral Health and Body Health

Poor oral health has been linked to diabetes, low birth weight pre-term babies, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s, heart disease and other issues.Review these topical areas to learn more about the links between oral and systemic health, or go to our Lobby Learning apps for a custom, interactive experience.

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The Human Body

The more research we do into dental health, the more we find neglecting your dental health affects your body, and poor overall health affects your mouth.

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Meet Tooth E. Namel

Go on an adventure with Tooth E. Namel and learn how to fight off the bad bacteria that cause cavities! Designed with the whole family in mind.

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Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is when a person stops breathing during sleep because of a blocked airway. Learn about ways to prevent sleep apnea.

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Pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of gingivitis. Learn what oral health changes to expect when you’re expecting.

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Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can be detected early because the mouth is an area of the body where changes are easy to see. Find out what these signs are and how to reduce your risk.

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Gum Disease

Gum disease doubles a person’s risk for a heart attack. Find out what you can do to avoid gum disease.

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Eating Disorders

Dentists may be able to spot the signs of an eating disorder during a regular check-up, and they can help repair and maintain healthy teeth during patient recovery.

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People with diabetes are more susceptible to gingivitis and gum disease because they have a decreased ability to fight the bacteria that invade gums.

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Dental Caries

Tooth decay, also known as dental caries, begins when destructive bacteria that live in your mouth attach themselves to your teeth. Find out how you can prevent it.

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Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux, also known as “Heart Burn” is when stomach acid washes up in the throat. Learn about how acid reflux affects your dental health and about what you can do to treat it.

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