Shocking Facts Linking Your Oral Health to Your Overall Health

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October 28, 2020

Paramount Dental Center launched Integrated Wellness Dentistry due to increasing research in the last ten years correlating poor oral health to decreasing overall health. Medical and dental research continues to find overwhelming evidence that supports the need for oral health as a priority in the effort to maximize one’s entire well-being. Our team of dentists in Kirkland or Seattle, WA are here to help you. Here are some interesting facts to consider as you take this initiative to heart:

surprising FACTS about how your oral health affects  YOUR overall HEALTH

Did you know that over 80% of American adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease? Why should you care? Because dental and medical research evidences the link between gum disease and a plethora of other medical conditions.

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Brain Health

The presence of oral bacteria have implications in the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

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Heart Disease

People with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to suffer from heart disease.

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Over 25 million Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition associated with diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, and car accidents.

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Reproductive Health

Oral bacteria traveling through the bloodstream has been linked to the cause of stillbirth.

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95% of Americans who have diabetes also have periodontal disease.

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Bacteria in the mouth has been linked to oral, esophageal, lung, colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancers.

let us help you start your path to oral and overall health. Schedule your appointment at our seattle or kirkland office now.

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