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Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Joint Problems Linked to Periodontal Disease

Dr. Lezhansky explains how systemic diseases are affected by poor oral hygiene when bacteria in the mouth travel in the bloodstream throughout the body.

Periodontal (gum) disease is linked to other systemic diseases, which is why oral health is an essential part of overall health and well-being. Bacteria that build up in the mouth travel throughout the entire body. In that way bacteria in the mouth can infect heart valves and joints.

are severely diabetic can help control their diabetes if they control their periodontal disease. The problem with diabetes is that the patient has a lower immune response, meaning they do not heal as well. By removing the periodontal infection we are helping the patient’s body react better to their diabetic condition.

The mouth is part of the body, and people need to know that they can improve their overall health by taking good care of their teeth and gums.

Dr. Alexander Lezhansky

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