Yes, indeed! While brushing, flossing, and regular visits to Stephanie Skopek are all key to maintaining a healthy smile and mouth, the doctor and our team want you to know the state of your oral health has a significant effect on your overall health.
Our mouths are full of bacteria—some good, and some harmful. Some types of bad bacteria can cause cavities, gingivitis and even periodontal (gum) disease. Without proper oral care and hygiene, these harmful types of bacteria are capable of entering your blood stream through inflamed gums, when inhaled through the mouth or through saliva.
Gum disease, in turn, has been linked to a number of health problems, researchers have found. These include:
the doctor and our team at Stephanie Skopek are experts in identifying and treating periodontal disease. Give us a call today at our convenient Barrington, Illinois office to schedule an appointment to improve your oral health and your overall health, too!