Oral Systemic Health

Oral Systemic Health has to do simply with how your mouth talks to your body and reversibly how your body talks to your mouth. Scientific research has proven that bacteria in your mouth travels through the bloodstream to other areas of the body. Specifically, bacteria in the mouth from gum disease and cavities exacerbates conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, cancer and many more medical problems. The Surgeon General reports that at least 80% of American adults have gum disease. With a visit to American Family Dental it is our philosophy to be keenly aware of how important the oral-systemic connection is so that we can thoroughly examine and discuss options for treating bacteria that may be lurking and adversely affecting your health.