Our office strives to stay abreast of all the current scientific research as it relates to oral health. As we now know, there continues to be a growing body of evidence linking oral health with overall body health. There are many published studies demonstrating a direct connection between advanced periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease) and an increased risk of heart and cardiovascular disease. We focus on helping patients understand this connection in an effort to motivate all of our patients to maintain excellent oral health. In addition to cardiovascular disease, there are studies linking oral health to diabetes, arthritis, pre-term birth rates and some forms of cancer. As we continue to learn more about this important research, we strive to educate our patients about all the latest findings as they relate to your overall health. Please feel free to visit some of the links below to read some current articles on this subject.