What is the difference between biological and holistic dentistry versus conventional dentistry? This is an important question that many of our patients ask when referred to a dental/upper airway specialist. More research has shown that there is indeed a drastic connection between our oral health, mouth structure, jaw and skull structure, and the development of chronic illnesses.
Periodontal disease has been connected to heart disease, cardiovascular issues, metabolic issues, increased, inflammatory responses, poor immune function, hormone imbalances, and blocked lymphatic drainage, pathways. There have been even research studies, showing a connection between infected teeth and development of inflammatory diseases. We do not wish to add a sense of fear to our patients, but we do always want to ensure that we are providing our patients with education related to disease, prevention and treatment options.