Gut Health

Gut Health

Keeping a healthy smile can help prevent bad bacteria from migrating to your gut, disrupting the microbiome and causing inflammation.

Healthy Birth Weight

Healthy Birth Weight

It’s important to keep a healthy smile while pregnant to help prevent premature birth and low birth weight.

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease

Practicing good oral hygiene habits can prevent bad bacteria in the mouth from migrating to the gut, aggravating gut inflammation and conditions like IBD and Crohn’s disease.

Asthma and COPD

Asthma and COPD

Preventing gum disease can help protect your lungs from experiencing worsening inflammation caused by the spread of bad bacteria from the mouth.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease

An overgrowth of the same bad bacteria that causes gum disease has been shown to aid in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, so it’s important to take care of your smile.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research has shown an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms for patients with this autoimmune condition.

Oral Cancer

Oral Cancer

Early detection is essential when it comes to conditions such as oral cancer. Our dentists look for signs of oral cancer during routine checkups.

Respiratory Disease

Respiratory Disease

Bacteria from your mouth can be pulled into your lungs, contributing to respiratory diseases such as pneumonia.

Diabetes

Diabetes

It’s important to properly care for your teeth to help control blood sugar levels, which is especially important for those with type 2 diabetes.

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

A build up of harmful bacteria in your mouth can spread through your bloodstream to your heart, causing an infection called endocarditis.

Smile Crafters is a part of Mortenson Dental Partners.

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