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Oral Systemic Link

New Study: Tooth Loss May Be Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Disease

In the past, we have been emphasizing the connection between oral inflammation and overall health where people with periodontal disease have a greater chance of acquiring diseases such as heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes, and much more. Recently, WebMD released an article stating researchers may have linked tooth loss as a higher risk to heart disease. The Study: Revealing the link between tooth loss and heart disease Researchers gathered their data from nearly 16,000... Continue Reading

Study Links Oral Health and Your Ability to Get Pregnant

Since early childhood, we're taught about the importance of brushing and flossing in maintaining healthy teeth and gums. What many are not aware of is that good oral hygiene can also benefit you far beyond your sparkling, confident smile. Studies report a direct link between your oral health, and your general, overall health. Dr. Dean Lodding works closely with the American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH), which dedicates its research to the connection between... Continue Reading

Oral Inflammation: Revolutionizing Health Care and Your Life

The world of dentistry is changing. Dentists are not only involved with your oral health; they are becoming more involved with your overall health. Why? Multiple studies have proven there is a correlation between the health of your mouth and body. If you have an infection in your mouth, you are more at risk for serious health concerns such as heart disease and diabetes. Dr. Lodding focuses on addressing the connection between oral inflammation and... Continue Reading

Forks over knives: adopt a diet that supports heart health and more

Dr. Dean Lodding, and Stephanie Lodding, RDH are proud to offer dentistry in Elgin that follows the philosophy of leading physicians at the American Association of Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH). Dr. Lodding parters with AAOSH, where dentists and health professionals educate the public of the connection between the health of the mouth and body, also referred to as the oral-systemic link. One of those physicians your Elgin dentistry provider works closely with is Dr. Caldwell... Continue Reading

Xylitol’s Role – Protecting Teeth, Naturally

The war against cavities and oral disease has been a constant, ongoing battle. But cavities beware because the tides have turned at Smile For Life Dental in Elgin. Dr. Lodding is offering a natural substance that will increase the strength of your teeth in order to fight off cavity-causing bacteria. This substance is called xylitol, which the American Association for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) describes it as “sweet as candy” but “a warrior in disguise.”... Continue Reading

Dedication to Oral Systemic Link Prompts President’s Award

If you were to receive accreditation with “The President’s Award” from the AAOSH, what would it mean to you? Why does this and the Oral Systemic Link carry such significance for Dr. Dean Lodding? It’s in your best interest to read on! The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health (AAOSH) is an organization that provides support to health professionals and the public by improving awareness about the link between the mouth and the body. They are passionate... Continue Reading

Oral Systemic News: Discovering Diabetes in Perio-pockets

Did you know that what is in your pockets could prove to be the oral systemic link revealing a serious, lurking health condition? What pockets and what health disorders are we referring to? A (Feb.13, 2012) issue of ScienceDaily published a fascinating study indicating that oral blood samples drawn from deep pockets of periodontal inflammation can be used in measuring hemoglobin A1c. Why is this important? This test gauges a person’s diabetic status. When should you be concerned? According... Continue Reading

Oral Systemic Link connects Mouth Bacteria to Knee Aggravations!

Remember the bacteria on your teeth that dentists continue to warn you about? There’s an Oral Systemic Link showing it can not only cause cavities and tooth loss but profound health issues! What sort of illnesses? Published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology, a study revealed that nearly genetically identical bacteria had been found in the knees of people with rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis as was in their mouths. What does this mean? That harmful oral... Continue Reading

Escape the Dangers of the Oral Systemic Link–How?

Measure, evaluate and monitor periodontal disease and oral HPV. Why? The past 10 years have provided much insight on what’s known as the Oral Systemic Link. What is this? Whether you are aware of it or not, you may have a gum tissue infection ravaging the health of your oral cavity. What starts small can quickly progress to serious. You may be thinking that if you remain unaware of it, how bad could it really be?... Continue Reading

Understanding The Oral Systemic Link— Smile for Life Dental

Studies show conclusive evidence that there is an oral systemic link between chronic oral infections and serious health issues that can develop in the body. These can include heart disease, diabetes, strokes and some forms of cancer. That's why at Smile for Life Dental, our mission extends beyond solely giving patients the appearance of an amazing, healthy smile, but in actually creating one that benefits the mouth-body health link. Both Dr. Lodding, and Smile for Life Dental hygienist... Continue Reading