Your mouth is connected to the rest of your body and can influence your overall health. The most common way this happens is when you swallow biofilm and the bacteria it contains. These bacteria can travel to your blood stream where they gain access to your entire body.
Biofilm is a thin, slimy film that adheres to your teeth and contains bacteria. When it hardens it becomes dental plaque. We all have it, but when it is left alone it can cause:
· Bad Breath
· Periodontal gum disease
· Tooth and implant loss
Porphyromonas Gingivalis is the organism that we are most concerned about. It spreads throughout the body and studies show can be a causative factor in heart disease, Alzheimer's, diabetes, Parkinson’s, pancreatic cancer, premature birth, respiratory disorders and many other often life-threatening diseases.
The best way to protect your health is by keeping your mouth as clean as possible to disrupt the bacteria colonies. This means brushing and flossing daily and seeing your dental hygienist at recommended intervals.
We now offer GBT (Guided Biofilm Therapy) that uses advanced technology and protocols to ensure our hygienists can remove biofilm bacteria and clean your teeth more thoroughly. The process is simple and pain free, even the water is warmed to prevent cold sensitivity.
We want the best for our patients in both their dental and overall health and they appreciate the comfort and many benefits of GBT.
If you are due or overdue for a dental cleaning, we encourage you to call and schedule soon. Dental care is not just about teeth anymore. It is about protecting your entire body.
Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
We promise to take great care of you.
KN Dentistry – Orange, CA – (714) 633-2562