The link between your mouth and overall health is becoming more evident. Developing a good routine of brushing, flossing and seeing your dentist regularly can help you maintain good health into your sunset years.
Dr. Chris Marchack of Pasadena Prosthodontics describes oral systemic health, and the link between periodontal disease and other health conditions, from stroke and heart attack to infertility.
He covers dental health for all ages - from kids (he'll share a story that could convince the little ones in your life to get started on a life-long solid brushing routine) to senior-citizens, and how taking prescription drugs can impact dental health.
You may also be surprised to learn the value of having healthy teeth and gums when recovering from heart valve and knee or hip replacement surgeries.
"There's definitely a correlation between good dental hygiene and infections," said Dr. Chris.
Along with seeing patients, Dr. Chris trains dentists and speaks to other dental professionals around the world. For more information, visit his website at PasadenaImplants.com