You might have read a bit about oral-systemic health in the past few years. A growing body of scientific evidence links oral disease with elevated risk of seemingly unrelated conditions such as heart attack, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.
The idea that oral health impacts overall health has dominated medical headlines in recent years. As important as that concept is, it only addresses half of the issue. Medical conditions far from the mouth also impact your oral health. It is important to choose a dentist who recognises this and will provide you with a treatment plan that reflects this.