Waterford, MI Dentist
Lloyd H. Alpert, D.D.S.
4025 Highland Road
Waterford, MI 48328
(248) 682-6010

It is important to educate patients about how their oral conditions affect their overall health.  More and more information emerges each day about the connection between certain serious medical conditions and poor oral health.  In fact, the American Academy for Oral Systemic health declared 2011 “The Year of the Mouth” and pointed out there is a growing mountain of research connecting poor oral health to the deadliest of diseases including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes.  “Oral health problems have also been shown to have close connections to many other serious health concerns like Alzheimer’s, arthritis, pneumonia and pregnancy complications,” they maintain.  The oral-systemic connection is apparent to all: dentists, medical doctors and, finally patients.  This is now causing a monumental shift in the dental health field.  Therefore, it is important to visit your dentist regularly to maintain a healthy body.  Taken from an article written by  Christine Taxin.





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