Oral Systemic Health Week is October 20-26, 2019
During Oral-Systemic Health Week we want to educate our patients about gum and periodontal disease. Your oral health has a significant impact on the rest of your body. Often the dentist is the first to see signs of systemic diseases because your mouth is a good indicator of your overall health. So, why do you need a healthy mouth?
Oral disease affects 3.9 billion people worldwide, with untreated tooth decay affecting almost half of the world’s population. We are dedicated to helping you adopt good oral health habits to fight this preventable disease.
The definition of Oral is “Of relating to the mouth.” The word Systemic means: “Of, pertaining to, or affecting the whole body,” and a definition of Health is: “Optimal mental and physical soundness and well-being.” Oral Systemic Health is a great and empowering phrase! Isn’t that what most people desire?
Your dental hygienists provide you with the proof of this connection at all of your dental visits in the form of a healthy mouth baseline.
Look Familiar? The facts provided on this form are sited from places like, The American Heart Association, The Mayo Clinic, Harvard, The American Diabetes Association, among others. These medical professionals are publishing new information constantly about the need for a healthy mouth to have good over all health. You can’t have one without the other!
Your overall health is not just important to us during Oral Systemic Health week…. It’s important EVERYDAY! We are EMPOWERING OTHERS TO LIVE HEALTHIER LIFESTYLES!
When is the last time you came to see us? The end of the year is right around the corner. Don’t let 2019 slip away without scheduling a visit.