Dentists who take a biological approach recognize the oral-systemic connection and treat their patients accordingly. Meaning, the mouth is intrinsically connected to the body and oral infections affect the body in dangerous, negative ways. If there is an untreated and persistent oral infection in the gums, the bacteria can [directly affect] deteriorate the [bone] tooth and lead to bone loss or periodontal disease. Many patients new to biological dentistry do not realize that the bacteria in the mouth enter the bloodstream and travel throughout the entire body. Periodontal disease and poor oral health have [has] been linked to pre-term births, stroke, respiratory disease, heart disease, diabetes, gastric ulcers, osteoporosis and arthritis. Caution should be used with patients who have prostheses (artificial joint, orthopedic plates/ pins, internal defibrillator) or patients who have had a recent heart attack or heart surgery. Infections in the mouth are easily transmittable and can quickly move to your significant other and children. It is very important to maintain good oral health and recognize the impact that oral microorganisms have on the body.
Every organ in the body is connected to specific teeth or regions in the oral cavity and is connected through meridians. Blocks or scars such as root canals, mercury fillings, tooth decay, trauma, sinus or jaw infections can impede the normal energy flow and lead to pathologies in the organ on that tooth meridian.