Okemos Dental Services
It All Begins with Your Smile. Award-Winning Dental Care in Okemos & Beyond

“Over the teeth, past the gums, look out body, here it comes!”

“Over the teeth, past the gums, look out body, here it comes!”

Your oral health affects your overall health!

  • The Brain:
    • Periodontal disease may increase the risk of stroke. Research has shown that harmful bacteria in the mouth can make a person more susceptible to developing blood clots and can eventually increase the chance of a stroke.
  • The Heart:
    • Periodontal disease may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. In fact, those with gum disease are twice as more likely to suffer from heart disease than those with healthy gums.
  • The Lungs:
    • Poor oral health may worsen respiratory illnesses by promoting growth of harmful bacteria that can be transported to the lungs. When the germs reach the lungs, they can breed and multiply to cause pneumonia and bronchitis

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