Oral Health Resources

 

Stress

Prolonged periods of stress or depression produce a hormone that may contribute to gum disease, and makes your body’s immune system more susceptible to infection.

More Information

 

Cancer

Oral cancer can develop and easily spread to other areas of the body, so preventive care and early detection is important.

More Information

 

Your Heart

Research shows that people with gum disease and poor oral health are at a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.

More Information

 

Diabetes

Gum disease and diabetes can impact each other. Tell your dentist you have diabetes and pay extra attention to your oral health care.

More Information

 

Pregnancy

Increased hormone levels may lead some women to develop gingivitis during pregnancy.

More Information

 

Kidneys

Studies confirm a link between kidney disease (including those undergoing dialysis) with oral health problems like gum disease and tooth loss.

More Information