Understanding the Mouth-Body Connection
You may have heard the phrase, “oral health is a window to overall health.” This is especially true if you have or are at risk for gum disease. The health of your mouth plays a big role in the health of your body, and many links have been found between systemic conditions like diabetes and heart disease and the chronic, low-grade inflammation caused by gum disease. As experienced periodontists in Ocala and Crystal River, FL, Dr. John Darby and Dr. Timothy Johnson are specially trained in the mouth-body connection and in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gum disease. With such an in-depth understanding of how the mouth and body are connected, we can provide education and periodontal treatment that maximizes oral health to ensure better overall health for our patients.