Whole Health Practice

There is a connection between a patient’s medical and dental health.  Often times, people run to a medical doctor when there is any illness, but put off dental issues which can lead to other bigger problems. Here at The Mugford Center, we take a whole health view of your situation.  We work to restore your smile, thus in many cases, improving your overall physical and mental health. There is evolving research that indicates the body-teeth connection is vastly intertwined. If you are having dental problems, it is important to schedule an appointment and meet with Dr. Mugford to better understand the complete systemic ramifications.  Early prevention is not only important for your health, and the bone of your bone, but taking action now may save you money down the road.


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A. Alzheimer’s Disease

People with severe gum disease are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
– The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health

B. Atherosclerosis

Bacteria in your mouth travels to other parts of your body in your bloodstream.
– Healthline

C. Respiratory Problems

Poor oral hygiene can increase the risk for pneumonia & respiratory infections.
– Oxford Academic, Oxford University Press

D. Heart Disease

People with gum disease have two to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular event.
– Harvard Health Publishing

E. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research has found an association between gum disease and rheumatoid arthritis.
– John Hopkins University Division of Rheumatology

F. Diabetes

93% of people with gum disease are at risk for diabetes. Diabetes and bleeding gums increases your risk of premature death by 400 – 700%
– The American Academy for Oral Systemic Health