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Health & Wellness

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Historically, dentistry focused on repairing teeth. In modern times, the scope of dental care expanded to focus on oral health, preventive medicine, and aesthetic improvement. A growing collection of research shows that the dentist also plays an important role in your systemic (affecting your entire body) health, quality of life, and possibly even longevity. Your mouth is not separate from the rest of your body, and its health is not separate either. This very important connection is called Oral Systemic Health.

Dr. Gary Edeer, founder of Aesthetic Smile Design, is a member of The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), an organization dedicated to promoting awareness and health-conscious practice among the public and health professionals of all fields. In our office, patient health and safety are always the top priority. We know how crucial a healthy mouth is and we want you to understand that as well. We want to arm you with the knowledge to protect your overall health; patient education is one of the cornerstones of our practice.

What it Means to You

Many studies have established a connection between periodontal disease and certain health conditions, including the following and more:

  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Preterm birth and other pregnancy problems

The Nature of the Connection

Can gum disease actually put your life at risk? A staggering amount of research indicates the answer is, “Yes.” There is still much to be learned about the precise nature of the oral systemic connection, but it appears that periodontal disease has an adverse effect on your health for a number of reasons.

Originally, the connection was largely blamed on bacterial spread. Food, liquid, and oxygen enter through your mouth to be dispersed by the lungs and stomach. It stands to reason that a percentage of the harmful bacteria in your mouth may travel with those substances, spreading throughout your body. However, researchers discovered an even more insidious effect of oral disease, and that is inflammation.

Your body naturally responds to infection with inflammation. When the infection clears up, the inflammation goes away. Gum disease does not go away without treatment. Chronic infection leads to chronic inflammation, and science is just beginning to understand how harmful that can be. The body creates greater amounts of certain proteins and other elements, which circulate freely through your bloodstream.

Call (973) 847-2311 to Speak with a Knowledgeable Dentist in Wayne

The best way that you can protect yourself from the dangers of oral disease is to take care of your mouth and see a health-conscious dentist in Wayne. Call (973) 847-2311 to schedule an appointment at Aesthetic Smile Design.

Committed To Dental Excellence

Extraordinary Experience. Remarkable Results.
  • Over 30 Years Experience

    Dr. Gary Edeer is dedicated to providing his patients with innovative, high quality dental care.

  • Quality Care

    We don't take short cuts. We make sure you treated with the proper care and that it is done correctly.

  • Comprehensive Care

    All Procedures are done under one roof, we rarely refer out as we can handle most cases.

  • Family Oriented

    Each patient is a part of our family and is treated as so, we want you to feel comfortable at every visit.