November 07, 2018
Wondering what “It’s All Connected” means? The public health announcements
advertised by the BC Dental Association are referring to the link between your oral health and
your total body wellness. Inflammation and bacteria in our mouths have been linked to a
multitude of systemic diseases; conditions such as dementia, stroke, cardiovascular disease,
poor blood sugar control and preterm or low birth weight babies… just to name a few!
Luckily, there are simple strategies to reduce your risk of gum disease which contribute to these ill
health effects. At Okanagan Dentistry we have developed a periodontal program to screen all
patients for their risk of periodontal disease. Based on your risk factors, appropriate treatments
will be suggested, or if necessary, you will be referred to a gum specialist (Periodontist). Our
team of hygienists are expertly trained in identifying areas of concern. They are not just
cleaning your teeth, they are controlling the inflammation in your body!
If you have any questions about the status of your gum or the oral and systemic health connection, please come speak to one of our dentists!