Over the past several years there has been an increasingly compelling body of evidence that has related a variety of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia to oral bacteria. Certain species of oral bacteria can travel through infected oral tissues and find themselves in other parts of the body.
Torrey Dental is a member of the Wellness Dentistry Network (WDN) which is a select group of dentists and consulting physicians nationwide who recognize connections between oral health and general health and can help patients optimize their overall wellness by employing strategies, treatments and education to patients. The oral environment cannot be ignored or separated from the rest of the body when evaluative overall health. Essentially Wellness Dentistry is dentistry for total body health.