The Heart Connection Shoreline

Maintaining regular dental visits can do more than simply keep your smile healthy. It can help keep your entire body healthy. A dentist may see signs of other health problems, such as heart disease before they become evident elsewhere when you visit Drs. Hoag & Dotsch, for your examination, it is truly a comprehensive evaluation. It is an assessment of your overall wellness, in addition to your oral health. They understand that prevention and early treatment of oral disease are crucial to the health of the entire body, especially the health of your heart.

Numerous studies have shown a connection between oral health and heart health. Oral disease may increase the risk of heart disease by causing inflammation in the arteries. Chronic infections in the mouth can elevate inflammation in the entire system, affecting all body systems. The bacteria that cause gum disease have been found in the plaque in arteries in the heart. This plaque can result in a heart attack or stroke. Therefore, treating oral inflammation may help manage other chronic inflammatory conditions, such as heart disease. Patients can enjoy the benefits of improved oral and general health, healing, longevity, and wellness by visiting a dentist with a deep understanding of the oral-systemic connection.

Drs. Hoag & Dotsch are founding members of the new Academy for Oral-Systemic Health (AAOSH). They both have a passion for communicating the importance of the mouth-body connection to their patients. They have trained as “Complete Dentists” at the Dawson Academy, where the focus is not just on teeth, but also the systems and muscles that control them. This approach enables them to identify the causes of problems, rather than just treating the symptoms.

Your body is at its best when it achieves the optimum balance of health throughout all connected systems. Your mouth is directly connected to your overall health, confidence, and wellbeing. Although many more studies must be completed to understand exactly how oral disease is linked to heart disease, it still makes good sense to take care of your mouth. This will benefit your oral health and just may protect your heart as well.

Call 206.542.4344 and schedule a consultation to establish a dental home that, in addition, offers you warm towels, comfortable massage chairs, beautiful private surroundings, along with the peace of mind that comes with knowing your health is in the best possible hands.