Mouth-Body Connection

Protect Your Overall Health with Specialized Periodontal Care

Understanding the Mouth-Body Connection

You may have heard the phrase, “oral health is a window to overall health.” This is especially true if you have or are at risk for gum disease. The health of your mouth plays a big role in the health of your body, and many links have been found between systemic conditions like diabetes and heart disease and the chronic, low-grade inflammation caused by gum disease. As experienced periodontists in Ocala and Crystal River, FL, Dr. John Darby and Dr. Timothy Johnson are specially trained in the mouth-body connection and in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. With such an in-depth understanding of how the mouth and body are connected, we can provide education and periodontal treatment that maximizes oral health to ensure better overall health for our patients.

Are You at Risk?

  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy
  • Heart disease
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  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Respiratory disease
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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

The visible signs of gum disease include gums that become swollen and tender and bleed during brushing and flossing. Behind the scenes, plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth are releasing bacteria, which travel throughout the mouth and into the bloodstream. Systemic complications can develop as a result of these bacteria reaching major organs in the body, including the heart and brain. Preventing gum disease is naturally the ideal, but if you’re suspicious you may have gum disease or have already been diagnosed, seeking treatment is critical to restoring the health of your mouth and improving the health of your body. Removing the presence of bacteria and the inflammation and infection characteristic of gum disease can ultimately help improve your systemic health or at least reduce your risk for systemic conditions developing or worsening.

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A Team of Periodontists Here to Help

We believe that a healthy mouth is essential to the general health and self-esteem of our patients. If you’re experiencing symptoms of gum disease, we’re here to help! Our team of periodontists has over six decades of combined experience preventing and treating gum disease with minimally invasive techniques. With thorough diagnostics and evaluation, we can provide personalized treatments that improve the health of your teeth and gums and help you return to better overall health and confidence.

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Improve your whole-body health today.

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