Mouth/Body Connection

Studies are beginning to show us that the health of your mouth is tied to the health of the rest of your body. Studies have shown associations between periodontal disease and cardiovascular conditions. Periodontal disease is more difficult to control for diabetics. A study just published in August of this past year suggests that periodontal disease may actually be an independent predictor of Type 2 diabetes. Studies have shown a link between periodontal disease and preterm pregnancies and smaller babies. We want you to be healthy. This is the reason we check your gums when you come in for continuing care appointments with our hygienists.

Study Suggests Gum Disease, Cardiovascular Disease Link Common Phenomenon in Developed Countries 

Connection Between Gum Disease and Osteoporosis 

Relationship Between Periodontal Disease, Tooth Loss, and Carotid Artery Plaque

Periodontal Disease Independently Predicts New Onset Diabetes

Gum Disease Signals Diabetes Risk

Gum-Disease Opens Body Host Infections

Harvard researchers unveil new Alzheimer’s theory

New life form discovered in saliva is linked to human disease

Contact Us

  • Mendota Dental Associates
  • 720 Main Street
  • Suite 213
  • Mendota Heights, MN 55118

  • (651) 209-9219
Monday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM

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