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Posted by Seattle Dental Care Mar 14, 2015

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Oral Systemic Health

Today’s blog is just a few facts about how your oral health affects the rest of your body and the importance of having a healthy mouth. This is a little fact sheet that I received at the first annual meeting of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, and I thought I’d pass along this information!

  • The Surgeon General reports that at least 80% of American adults have gum disease
  • Gum disease can cause heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
  • If you have diabetes and bleeding gums, your risk of premature death increases by 400 to 700 percent.
  • Gum disease and tooth loss increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Pregnant women with gum disease have a 1 in 7 chance of giving birth to a healthy child of normal size.
  • Harvard studies state gum disease increases Pancreatic and Kidney cancer risk by 62%.
  • Eliminating gum disease adds 6.5 years to your life.
  • 93% of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes.
  • Gum therapy improves blood vessel health and helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
  • Healthy gums help prevent diabetes.
  • People with gum disease are twice as likely to die from heart disease and three times as likely to die from stroke.
  • Gum disease increases risk for head and neck cancer.
  • Cavities are caused by a germ that spreads during kissing and sharing food.

At Seattle Dental Care, our dedicated holistic dentists prioritize delivering a positive and biological dental experience using natural biocompatible dental materials for every patient. If you have any questions about whole body dental health, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a holistic dentist near me at (206) 728-1330 or visit us at 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 210, Seattle, WA 98121. We are here to provide you with further guidance and information regarding our non-toxic dentistry. 

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