Most patients are familiar with the harmful effect of tobacco use on the lungs, throat, and heart, but many do not know why the products we place in our mouths have such a profound effect on our overall health. Our oral health is closely linked to our general health through a series of biological pathways that run through our entire bodies. How we treat our mouths will determine how we feel in general.

Like tobacco, periodontal disease can severely impact many parts of our bodies. It has been linked to diabetes, pregnancy risks, and heart disease, to name a few. Maintaining healthy gums can help you reduce the risk of and manage other health concerns. Likewise, certain biological developments, such as puberty, pregnancy, menstruation, menopause, and oral contraceptives, and all heighten the risk of developing gum disease.

Dr. Jean-Max Jean-Pierre has studied the link between oral and general health and is committed to helping our patients feel an overall improvement. Our dental care at Periodontal Care Center is health-friendly and mindful of the impact that oral health has on the body. We invite you to visit our office and learn more about how you can improve your overall health through excellent oral care habits.

To learn more about oral systemic health in Hendersonville, Tennessee, call 615-264-6404 and schedule a visit with our experienced periodontist. We are eager to help!