Researchers have long known there is a relationship between oral health and overall physical health. Gum disease alone is linked to a host of physical illnesses – everything from heart disease to rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, people with gum disease are twice as likely to die from a heart attack and three times more likely to have a stroke.
Dr. Tomase and his team are dedicated to inspiring change and, yes…saving lives…through better oral health. That’s why over a period of years, Dr. Tomase designed, organized, and fine-tuned a systematic process of evaluation that leads to better dental health and overall wellness.
This Wellness Evaluation determines if you’re at risk for physical ailments resulting from your current dental health, and if so, provides a Wellness Dentistry plan that is easy to follow and can help improve your oral and physical health.
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Maintaining good oral hygiene not only helps your teeth last longer, but also help stave off a host of health problems linked to the bacteria caused by poor oral health. The bacteria that originates in your mouth can travel throughout your body and cause medical conditions such as:
Bacteria in the bloodstream can travel to the arteries of the heart and an increased risk of heart attack.
Oral bacteria may be a contributing factor to a narrowing of the arteries, as well as a catalyst to blood clots forming.
When gums are inflamed and bleeding, this can cause systemic inflammation in other parts of your body.
Periodontal disease worsens the pain that people with this autoimmune disease already suffer.
People who suffer from COPD or pneumonia may find their conditions have worsened due to increased bacteria in the lungs.
The link between diabetes and gum disease seems to be a two-way street. 95% of adults in the US with diabetes have gum disease, mostly because diabetes sufferers are more susceptible to contracting infections.