Your teeth, chewing system, periodontium, and systemic health are all interconnected.
Caring for your smile helps to protect the health and wellness of your entire body.
Dr. Gabriel Overholtzer of Skyline Family Dentistry takes a unique approach to your oral healthcare. Dr. Overholtzer looks at all aspects of your chewing system and analyzing the function and health of the teeth, gums, jaw, and bite. He looks at how issues in one region may impact the entire smile. For example, a misalignment of the jaw joint could be impacting the health or stability of the teeth. This holistic approach allows Dr. Overholtzer to build more comprehensive and personalized treatment plans that promote long-term health, not just a quick fix.
Gum disease affects nearly 70% of American adults…
The oral body connection is clearly made evident when examining the effects of periodontal disease. Gum disease is a common bacterial infection that spreads from the oral cavity to the bloodstream. Once bacteria enter the bloodstream the risk of heart disease, tooth loss, diabetes and many other conditions greatly increases. Recent studies suggest that inflammation caused by the surge of disease-causing bacteria increases the patient’s risk of developing secondary health issues.
Patients who have periodontal disease are at a significantly higher risk of tooth loss, complex health conditions, and disease.