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Oral Health is Body Health

A healthy body is good for your teeth and healthy teeth are good for your body.

The best way to keep your teeth healthy is through regular routine dental examinations. A dental exam at our office includes a thorough evaluation of your periodontal tissues, your gums.

Unhealthy, bleeding gum tissue is diseased tissue, hence the name gum disease or periodontal disease. An increasing volume of research shows that cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes can all be affected by the health of your mouth, particularly the health of your gum tissues. One disease affects the other, creating a cyclical spiral. For example, increased gum problems can make diabetes worse. More severe diabetes in turn leads to more gum problems which again negatively affects the diabetes. The cycle spirals on and on.

When patients wrestle with systemic diseases such as heart problems and diabetes, the health of teeth and gum tissue is often overlooked. Lines of communication need be kept open between the patient and the dental office. Simple treatments that include faithful brushing and flossing along with regular dental cleanings and checkups have been shown to improve overall health, particularly in people with diabetes. Management of periodontal disease has shown to reduce the risk of developing diabetes while also helping diabetics to better control their blood sugar levels.

At Dr. Chomas office, the dental team is committed to tailor treatments to best meet the needs of all of their patients. This approach to dental health becomes increasingly more important with patients who have systemic diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Oral health truly is an important component to body health.


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