Oral Systemic Health In Abington, MA
At Abington Dental Associates, we practice dentistry from an oral-systemic health perspective. This proactive approach focuses on how your oral health can protect your overall health. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true–poor oral health can put you at risk for many systemic issues!
Practicing dentistry from an oral systemic health perspective means thinking beyond the scope of conventional healthcare, and offering integrative suggestions suited to your unique physiology. Our Abington dental team considers each patient’s overall health in every oral health recommendation we make!
Protecting Our Patients from Periodontal Disease
Did you know that over 50% of adults in the United States have some degree of gum disease? Even having cavities can increase inflammatory markers throughout your body. Chronic inflammation in the body is connected to obesity, heart disease, cancer and arthritis.
Periodontal disease is a more advanced form of gum disease in which the gums become infected and recede, leading to tooth loss and opening the door to systemic health issues. The impact goes far beyond your mouth and can affect your major body systems. Periodontal disease is correlated with chronic and acute health conditions like:
- Alzheimer’s & Dementia
- Cancer (Especially pancreatic and oral)
- Respiratory disease (Including pneumonia and emphysema)
- Heart disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Preterm Labor
- Sleep Apnea
Stopping Oral Systemic Health Problems Before They Start
While the impact of poor oral health may sound scary, it’s reassuring that with proper preventive care, such complications can be managed or avoided! Drs. Shirgavi, Schiano, and Polnar emphasize a preventive, holistic approach that takes into account your lifestyle and unique physiology. Our goal is to keep you healthy and prevent problems from occurring in the first place through looking at the total picture—not just your teeth.
We are patient advocates and educators who encourage our patients to thriving health. We take your choice to entrust us with your care very seriously! We advise you to schedule your preventive care checkups at Abington Dental Associates twice a year–and more often if you have periodontal disease! Even if you’ve never had a cavity before, professional dental cleanings are necessary to keep your teeth looking and feeling their best.
To learn more about the oral systemic connection, and how gum disease can impact your health, download our brochure below.
Schedule Your Oral Systemic Health Consultation With Abington Dental Associates Today!
Do you have questions about integrative dentistry options, or your dental health profile? Give our Abington dental practice a call today for a supportive meeting with Dr. Shirgavi, Dr. Schiano, or Dr. Polnar.