Category: Oral-Systemic Connection

Is Smokeless Tobacco any Less Harmful?

Are you one of the many people who think chewing tobacco is safer than smoking it? Some people think that because they are not inhaling cigarette or pipe smoke, they won’t get cancer associated with smoking. However, just because chewing tobacco is smokeless, doesn’t mean it’s any less harmful to your oral health. In today’s… Read more »

Going to the Dentist

Going to the dentist isn’t just about oral health. Your overall health and the condition of your oral health have been linked through research. Taking care of your mouth and teeth contributes to the health of the rest of your body. One hundred million Americans avoid seeing the dentist each year. Some of that number… Read more »

Diabetes: An Oral-Systemic Connection

Have you heard of the oral-systemic connection? It means your oral health is connected to the overall health of your body. Research shows that your oral health is influenced by other health issues such as diabetes and heart disease, among others, and vice versa. Your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, discusses the connection between diabetes and… Read more »

Oral Health and Heart Disease: Is There a Connection?

It has been all over the news that your oral health can affect your overall health. It’s said that periodontal disease (gum disease) can contribute to diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease. But how? In today’s blog, your Livonia, MI dentist, Dr. James Stewart, explains the oral-systemic connection between oral health and heart disease.