What is Oral Health?

Oral health refers to the mouth and includes the teeth and gums and their supportive tissues, the hard and soft palate (the roof and the floor of the mouth), the tongue, the mucosa (the lining of the mouth and the throat), the lips, the salivary glands, the upper and lower jaws, the chewing muscles, the nerves that serve this part of your body, the immune system and the vascular system (blood vessels).

The oral health is indicative of the health of organs and systems throughout your body. Your mouth mirrors your overall health and well-being.


What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in the U.S. today. It is an infection that attacks the gums and bone surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it causes supporting bone to be lost around the teeth.

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