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Can Bacteria in Our Mouth Contribute to Other Diseases?

Yes – It is true that there is a connection, oftentimes referred to as the oral-systemic link, between dental problems and problems in the rest of the body. In spite of the mouth having been traditionally viewed as separate from the rest of the body, the connection is not only obvious, it is powerful.

The mouth contains the most aggressive bacteria that regularly inhabit the human body and is the number one source of inflammation in the body. Inflammation alone is considered the underlying cause of most disease.

The dangerous bacteria of periodontal disease can also spread readily throughout the bloodstream and contribute to the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia, lung and kidney disease, pregnancy complications and a myriad of cancers. Scientific research has confirmed that dental infections of all sorts can even be life-threatening.
If you are in need of a dental visit, don’t hesitate any longer. A healthy mouth means a healthy body. You can’t have one without the other.

About the author

Lisa Marie Samaha, D.D.S

Port Warwick Dental Arts
757.223.9270
www.pwdentalarts.com

The Art of 21st-Century Dentistry can improve your appearance, comfort, health and knowledge through a wide range of dental services using the most modern technology. Located in Newport News, Virginia, and serving patients in Wlliamsburg, Yorktown, and Hampton, as well as across the country and around the globe, Port Warwick Dental Arts utilizes a variety of remarkable technologies and treatments to enhance your dental experience and fulfill your vision for a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dr. Samaha values the health of her patients and adheres to a holistic, whole body healthy lifestyle. She encourages healthy lifestyle practices, including positive nutritional choices that support teeth and gums. Having a healthy body promotes general good health, and this enhances her patients’ teeth and gums, and helps them have a beautiful smile. When making choices for her own dental protocols in her practice, she offers mercury safe dental care.