HOW CAN MY ORAL HEALTH AFFECT MY OVERALL HEALTH?

The extent to which problems in your mouth can reflect or affect problems elsewhere in the body has become an issue of increasing concern. Studies have shown an association with heart disease, strokes, diabetes, and low birth weight babies to gum disease or oral infections. Signs of HIV infections or osteoporosis may also first appear in the oral region. Studies continue to determine the extent of the correlation between these findings. Preventative dental visits should routinely include oral cancer screenings and evaluations of soft tissue and gums for any changes.

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About woodandspooner

Diana P. Wood, D.M.D. and Melanie H. Spooner, D.M.D. practice General Dentistry in Birmingham, Alabama. Our practice was originally established by Dr. Wood in 1980, Dr. Spooner joined in 1988. They share a vision for comprehensive treatment in a comfortable environment that inspires patients’ confidence, giving careful attention to every aspect of each case.
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