The Mouth-Body Connection

Taking care of more than just your smile


The links between oral health and general health may not be abundantly clear to everyone. However, we at Dove Holistic Dental centre know there is now a considerable amount of evidence linking gum disease and your oral health in general to a myriad of other conditions.

The evidence suggests that toxins and inflammatory mediators that are released by the diseased gum cells in response to bacteria can get into the bloodstream daily. These toxins can then go anywhere the blood flows.

It is now accepted that gum disease can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke, and if you have diabetes, gum disease will make it harder for you to control your blood sugar.

Gum disease may also be involved with the development of certain types of cancer, e.g. colon and researchers are now looking into links between gum disease and Alzheimer's disease. 

We at Dove Holistic Dental Centre also know that improving your oral health will also reduce these risks and so improve your wellbeing.