Through amazing scientific inquiry we are learning more and more each day about our fascinating bodies and the intricacies of them from a system level down to a biochemical level.
At Smile Blue Ridge we really appreciate the brilliant scientists who allow us to ride their coattails into the clinical environment. We make it a point to stay on top of literature and be open minded to new discoveries.
Unfortunately, historically speaking, medicine and dentistry have been held as separate fields. However, it is clear that this is wildly incorrect. Our mouth is the gateway to our body in many different ways, from the food we eat to the air we breathe. We refer to this as the oral – systemic connection, meaning our mouths are just one more part of the whole system.
Early signs and symptoms of systemic diseases can show up in the oral cavity.
At Smile Blue Ridge we believe in treating you as a whole person and we keep the oral – systemic connection in mind during treatment. We believe in this so much that we have provided updated literature here on our site to further speak to this critical connection.