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Your Mouth Is The Gateway To The Rest Of Your Body\nAccording to the U.S. Surgeon General’s 2000 report, “Oral health and general health should not\nbe interpreted as separate entities. … As the gateway of the body, the mouth senses and\nresponds to the external world and at the same time reflects what is happening deep inside the\nbody. … You cannot be healthy without oral health.”\nPeriodontal Disease And Its Connection To Chronic Diseases\nNot only can many illnesses and medications have a direct effect on your mouth, your oral health\ncan also affect your body. This is especially true of periodontal or “gum” disease.\nDiabetes \nName : Dentist in Winchester VA\nMail : APPLEBLOSSOMDENTISTRY@GMAIL.COM\nwebsitr : http://appleblossomdentistry.com/\nPhone : (540)667-3267\nAddress : 1813 W Plaza DrWinchester, VA 22601\n540-667-3267\n

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your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your

Your Mouth Is The Gateway To The Rest Of Your Body According to the U.S.

Surgeon General’s 2000 report, “Oral health and general health should note

interpreted as separate entities. … As the gateway of the body, the mouth senses

and responds to the external world and at the same time reflects what is happening

deep inside the body. … You cannot be healthy without oral health.”

Periodontal Disease And Its Connection To Chronic Diseases Dentist in

Winchester VA

Not only can many illnesses and medications have a direct effect on your mouth,

your oral health can also affect your body. This is especially true of periodontal or

“gum” disease.

Diabetes Did you know that gum disease affects 22 percent of people diagnosed

with diabetes? People with diabetes have a decreased ability to fight off harmful

bacteria and are thus more susceptible to gum disease. In like manner, bacteria

from the mouth can cause blood sugar to spike and fluctuate, making diabetes

harder to manage.

Heart Disease While health care professionals aren’t completely sure as to why,

heart and gum disease often go Dental implants Winchester Virginia

hand in hand. In fact, up to 91 percent of patients with heart disease have gum

disease. It is believed that the link between these two conditions is inflammation.

Cancer.

these statistics may surprise you but researchers

These statistics may surprise you, but researchers have found that men with gum

disease were 54 percent more likely to develop pancreatic cancer, 49 percent more

likely to develop kidney cancer and 30 percent more likely to develop blood

cancers.

What’s more, cancer treatments often have oral manifestations. Chemotherapy and

radiation can cause sores in the mouth, sensitive gums, jaw and facial pain and dry

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Other Complications Gum disease has also been linked with stroke, kidney disease,

osteoporosis, certain lung conditions and rheumatoid arthritis. Pregnant women

with gum disease are more likely to have preterm births and low birth-weight

babies.

The Health Of Your Mouth Is In Your Hands As you can see, there is a strong

connection between oral and overall health Dentist in Winchester VA . That’s why

it’s important to make your dentist a part of your health care team by going to your

regular dental appointments and updating them on your medical history. We care

about your whole body health! Dentist in Winchester VA

Name : Dentist in Winchester VA

Mail : APPLEBLOSSOMDENTISTRY@GMAIL.COM

Website: http://appleblossomdentistry.com/

Phone : (540)667-3267

Address: 1813 W Plaza DrWinchester, VA 22601

540-667-3267