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Katie Turley, Office Administrator

Katie Turley, Office Administrator

We here at Sea Brite Dental are interested in more then just your teeth. There is a growing body of research establishing a connection between oral infection and systemic disease.

Today, as dental health care providers, we have a unique opportunity to be a wellness center for our patients and create a greater impact on the health and lives of our patients.

Dr. Mehmet Oz from the Dr. Oz show related:

“The eye might be a window to your soul, but the mouth is the door to disease.” -Dr. Mehmet Oz

Periodontal infection was reported to be one of the top five causes of chronic systemic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is believed to be the underlying cause of the many “age-related” diseases, heart disease being #1. Oral infections have the ability to source bacteria that may precede heart disease, certain cancers, respiratory diseases, diabetes and low birth weight babies.

Did you know that if the human body is chronically dehydrated it will scavenge water from the synovial fluids (joints including the TMJ) and saliva (think dry mouth leading to more cavities)? Or that lack of sleep (new mothers, shift workers, exam cramming students, and our seniors that have trouble sleeping) makes your immune system run on high alert all the time? A mouth full of plaque and calculus will further stress a tired immune system.

The CDC reports that the number of diabetics in America has approached 25 million, 10% of the population. An equal number are diabetic and do not know it and there are a large group of pre-diabetics. Recent research has indicated that regular root planing and scaling (deep cleanings) can positively influence glycemic control.

There is research that shows poor hygiene is associated with an increased risk of oral cancer. Not many of our patients are aware that after controlling for cigarette smoking, periodontal disease was associated with an increased risk of kidney, lung, hematological (blood) and pancreatic cancers.

Gingivits and periodontitis have been associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes for a long time. In February of 2010, there was the first documented report linking pregnancy associated gingivitis with a death of an unborn baby.

“The first step toward change is awareness.” -Nathanial Branden

Dr. Morris and the team at Sea Brite Dental want our patients to know that we have a progressive outlook and are up to date regarding the whole body health and the mouth/body connection. Explaining the importance of regular recare and hygiene appointments and excellent home care can give our patients powerful reasons to put their oral health at the top of the list of their daily priorities.

Our Mission

We at Sea Brite Dental want to guide our patients along path of optimal dental health by delivering the highest possible level of care in a friendly, safe and comfortable environment. Through our team of professional, compassionate and committed employees, we aim to provide patient health, confidence and overall quality of life.

“We are all sculptors and painters and our material is our own flesh and blood and bones.” -Henry David Thoreau

Experience our excellent, quality care for yourself. Call today to get started! (541) 963-2741

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