Your mouth is the gateway to your body. As such, your oral health plays an important role in your overall health. This connection works in the other direction, too. Oftentimes, health conditions in the body can affect your oral health. At our dental office, our dentist and team aim to spread awareness of this connection and work to improve the overall health of our patients through quality dental care.
Dr. Charles J. Pybus wants our patients to be more aware of the direct correlation between periodontal disease and various other conditions of the body, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, pregnancy and respiratory disease.
Patients with diabetes have been known to be more susceptible to periodontal disease. Additionally, doctors have noted that periodontal disease can increase blood sugar levels in patients with diabetes, making it harder to keep the blood sugar under control.
Those who are pregnant also see changes in their oral health. The hormone fluctuations that women experience during pregnancy can cause some women to develop periodontal disease. Additionally, periodontal disease is linked to preeclampsia during the term of the pregnancy.
To learn more about periodontal disease in Amarillo, Texas, call our office at 806-354-2500. Together, we can help you achieve a healthier smile and healthier body.