Posts made in September, 2018

Is There Really A Mouth-Body Connection?

»Posted by on Sep 28, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Dear Dr. Merchant, I have been hearing some talk lately about the connection between mouth and body when it comes to overall health. Does my oral health really play a part in how the rest of my body functions? Signed, Curious                                                                     Dear Curious, Absolutely! Your mouth is the gateway to the rest of your body. What you put into it and how you take care of it can directly affect way more than just your mouth. For instance, poor oral health can have links to heart disease and/or stroke. For pregnant women, gum disease can lead to pre-term birth and other complications during fetal development in the womb. Lastly, diabetics should take special care with their oral health as...

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