Oral Health is Linked to Overall Health

Introduction

You may be surprised to know that your mouth is a window into your overall health and well-being. Recent research has shown a link between the health of our mouths and the health and strength of our bodies. Since most dental patients tend to visit the dentist more often than a regular healthcare provider, a dentist can usually spot potential signs of a serious health issue before anyone else. Dr. Kevin Hogan is proficient in detecting signs of gum disease, and many other major health concerns. If you are concerned about gum disease, consult with Dr. Hogan to learn more about an effective treatment method called LANAP®.

Oral Health Problems Can Lead to Bigger Problems

It is important to practice good daily oral hygiene to ensure your mouth and gums are strong and healthy. That means brushing at least twice daily and flossing every single day. If you are concerned that your oral health problems may be linked to bigger health concerns, you might be right. Consult with Dr. Hogan to determine the best way to clear up periodontal disease and other oral health concerns.

Here are a few warning signs to be aware of:

Oral Health is Linked to Overall Health

Bad Breath

The main culprit of bad breath is typically bad oral hygiene, but if you regularly brush, floss and visit with Dr. Hogan then it might be caused by another culprit, like your stomach or liver. See a physician immediately to determine the exact cause.

Receding Gums

While receding gums are often a sign of gum disease, they can also be a sign of osteoporosis. This is especially true for post-menopausal women.

Canker Sores

Constant canker sores can be a sign of gluten intolerance or even a mineral deficiency.

Gum Disease

Typically, gum disease is attributed to poor oral hygiene practices, but if you have great oral hygiene routines then it might be a sign of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Dr. Hogan is able to treat gum disease with a minimally invasive procedure called LANAP®.

Contact Us Today If you are concerned about your oral health, or fear that you might have gum disease, give Dr. Hogan a call today. LANAP® Laser Gum Therapy in Mount Pleasant, SC is an effective treatment method that requires little downtime and very minimal discomfort. To learn more about LANAP®, give our office a call today at (843) 639-5044.

Call for an Appointment

If you are ready to explore ways to rejuvenate your smile, or you just need a cleaning and x-rays, call today for a free consultation or to schedule an appointment. Dr. Kevin Hogan graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has over 40 years of experience. He completed continuing education at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, a world-renowned comprehensive and aesthetic dentistry center. He has also finished extensive coursework with the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and lectured at both North Carolina and Emory University.

He is known for his artistic skill, professionalism, and ability to find the right solution for an array of dental challenges. Dr. Kevin Hogan is a cosmetic and restorative dentist serving patients in Mt. Pleasant South Carolina and the greater Charleston, SC areas.

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Cosmetic Dentist – Dr. Kevin Hogan
3405 Salterbeck St.
STE 100
Mount Pleasant, SC 29466

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