For years we have heard of the ever-growing connections between dentistry and medicine, with articles written in many medical and dental journals. For decades dentists have looked at the increasing body of evidence that what we are doing in the mouth can affect the rest of the body.
The mountain of evidence that supports the oral health-overall health connection has seen incredible growth and advancement over the past few years. There is no longer a question as to “if” the soft tissues in the mouth are connected to the rest of the body. For example, we can easily find evidence of gum disease-causing bacteria creating challenges in tissues throughout the body. However, the mouth-body connection is not limited to just infections in the soft tissues of the mouth. The impact of the mouth also extends to such monumental things as blood flow to the brain.Read More