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Oral Bacteria Aggravates Organ Diseases

Oral Health Aptos

You can’t dry yourself off when you are still in the shower” – author unknown.

Bleeding gums and cavities are caused by oral bacteria that enter the bloodstream and can harm vital organs.

If your gums bleed when you brush and floss, you are showering your body with bad bacteria and can aggravate chronic diseases: heart disease, diabetes, stroke, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis, and even pregnancy complications.

If you are someone with an autoimmune disease, having good oral hygiene is important for your healing process.

Chronic low-grade infections in the mouth elevates systemic inflammation and has an impact on all body systems.

The significance of these mouth-body and oral-systemic connections highlight the importance of preventing and treating oral disease which has mounting and profound medical impacts on “whole body” health.

Dr. Allyson Drew and Dr. Jason Drew are proud members of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health, AAOSH.

Drs Drew pay special attention to emerging science, technologies and procedures which reduce health risk factors and assure better health for their patients.

AAOSH members include physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, dental hygienists, and other health professionals, researchers and educators.  It provides educational opportunities that help dentists practice with the best clinical judgment and clinical skills possible. This promotes excellent care for patients and encourages proper inter-disciplinary care when necessary.