The Relationship Between Your Oral Health And Your Systemic Health

Did you know? It is a FACT that bacteria in your mouth can adversely affect the entire body?

Information about this “oral-systemic link” is changing the way dentists, dental hygienists, doctors, nurses, and patients view your oral health.

We know that oral infections can contribute to the negative side effects associated with heart disease and stroke, diabetes, respiratory illness, and pregnancy outcomes.

Oral bacteria with a certain genetic structure will invade the blood vessels to the heart and form clogging plaques. “Patients with moderate to severe periodontitis should be informed that there may be an increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease associated with periodontitis.” The American Journal of Cardiology (July 2009).

Your mouth is the portal of entry to the rest of your body. Oral infection such as bleeding gums, halitosis and gum disease can put you at risk of having other health problems that can affect systemic health.

A healthy mouth could be a healthy body

Oral infections, even when relatively mild, can affect the health of the whole body. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and create an immune response elsewhere in the body, elevating the risk of many serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, and pregnancy complications.

At Heritage Dental Hygiene we offer the Oravital Microbiological Testing program to find out the bacteria in your mouth that could be contributing to your periodontal disease and affecting your systemic health.

Average patient benefits within 2 weeks of starting Oravital® program:


87% reduction in bleeding points (bleeding gums)

76 – 84% reduction in periodontal pockets

79% reduction in breath odor

Reduce oral-systemic risks

Control oral infections


(Result Statistics Provided By Oravital)

Start today at Heritage Dental Hygiene with Oral Microbiological Testing to find out what bacteria are living in your mouth.




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