The importance of good oral health is gaining increasing attention as we learn more about the connections between oral and overall health. Numerous studies have revealed links between periodontal diseases and certain systemic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke, among others.1, 2
You can help your patients learn about the connection between oral health and whole body health. Download the range of our oral systemic brochures, which will give your patients more information on how poor oral health can impact their heart, pregnancy and the association between poor oral health and diabetes.
The Philips CARE tool can help you screen patients to assess their risk levels for periodontal disease and provide treatment options. To learn more, visit the Philips CARE page.
1. Dietrich T, Garcia RI. Associations between periodontal disease and systemic disease: Evaluating the strength of the evidence. J.
2. Barnett ML. The oral-systemic disease connection. An update for the practicing dentist. J AM Dent Assoc 2006: 137 (suppl): 5S-6S.
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