The link between dental health and overall health

At Chase Inspired Dentistry, one of our primary goals is to help patients get rid of toxins in the smile and improve their overall oral health and wellness. We want patients to focus on their body as a whole, not just on their smile. Why? Because there is a link between one’s dental hygiene and overall health. Many patients don’t realize the oral health effects that can impact the rest of their body. With the help of Dr. Chase Larsen and his team in Draper, Utah, patients can educate themselves further on the oral-systemic connection.

What is biological dentistry?

Biological dentistry, also referred to as holistic dentistry, focuses on the body as a whole and the effect that oral health has on every other part of the body. This includes using biocompatible materials and avoiding the use of silver amalgam fillings or metal restorations. Chemicals and metals can be problematic for many patients, so eliminating their use in dentistry can make a big difference for many of our patients in the community who are experiencing the side effects of metal or amalgam materials used in their mouths.

What conditions are linked to poor oral health and metal use?

Various issues can arise when patients are treated with materials and techniques that are not biocompatible or healthy for the smile or body. Alternatively, certain conditions can also cause issues in the mouth. For example, patients with diabetes who do not maintain proper blood sugar levels may notice problems with their oral health, such as an increased risk of periodontal disease. Those with periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, may also be at a higher risk of developing problems such as strokes and heart disease.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment

Don’t let minor dental issues and other problems become more serious concerns in the future. Contact Dr. Chase Larsen and his team at Chase Inspired Dentistry to book a consultation visit and initial evaluation with our team. We are located at 723 East 12200 S in Draper, UT, and can be reached by phone to request an appointment at (801) 449-1909.