Systemic Health

For decades researchers have been able to link gum inflammation and poor oral health to all sorts of chronic and life threatening health conditions/diseases. There are several risk factors that increase a person’s risk of acquiring severe cases of periodontal disease and other health conditions/ailments. It’s crucial to know and understand your own risks.

Whether you have a SEVERE case of periodontal disease or “a little bit” of bleeding at your hygiene visit-both are concerning and everything in between.

The main question we are asked is, “How does this happen?”

From the top (Periodontal Disease-Gingivitis-Inflammation)
Bacteria (soft stuff in our mouth “plaque”, “biofilm”) live in our mouth, guts, intestinal tracts, on our skin and all over our bodies. Some are good and help us to thrive, others wreck havoc on our systems.

Calculus (hard deposits) forms on and around our teeth/under our gums. It can’t be removed with manual brushing/flossing, once it’s under the gums, it’s like rocks/slivers the body tries to push out through inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s natural response to a stimulus (foreign object in this case), red blood cells (blood) and white blood cells (immune system) go to the area to help “get rid of the problem”.

Pathogens (biofilm, “bad bacteria”) accumulate in areas with no oxygen (under the gums). Without regular subgingival cleaning (by a Registered Dental Hygienist), those pathogens continue to create an immune response. Any exposure to inflammation allows the “bad” bacteria to enter the bloodstream and tissues/cells, causing potential dysregulation/disruption to the organ functions/cells. Chronic (long-term) exposure can lead to the decline of systems and eventual death.

Here are a few conditions that have been linked to the oral cavity;

Step 1

Get assessed and diagnosed

Step 2

Get a plan in place to get healthy ASAP

Step 3

Learn tips/tricks for you to take control over your health, we are all different therefore we ALL use different tools and techniques to achieve the goal.

Step 4

Get the treatment you need to get better

Step 5

Maintain your results through good self care and regular dental hygiene visits.

Step 6

Learn your individual risks and how your health could be impacted