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Oral health a part of your overall health

Your oral health offers clues about your overall health. Studies suggest that oral bacteria and the inflammation associated with periodontal (gum) disease might play a role in some diseases.  According to the Mayo Clinic, possible conditions associated with your oral health include: Endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart (endocardium). Endocarditis typically occurs when bacteria or other germs from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart. Cardiovascular disease. Some research suggests that heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the […]

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Dental issues can be a sign of other health issues

You may think your dentist is only concerned about your oral health.  However, that is not the case.  Dr. Thor and his team know that your oral health is not just about how you care for your teeth and mouth. Sometimes there are signs or symptoms in your mouth that could be a sign of other health issues.  Dr. Thor and his team will ask about changes in your oral and general health.  If symptoms arise, or we notice changes in your mouth that we cannot diagnose, we will refer you to your primary care physician for further follow-up. We […]

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