Systemic Periodontitis Should Be A THING

An estimated 20% of Canadians have active periodontal disease and do not know the effects it has on the body. This session is designed to consider our everyday clients and explore lifesaving elements to prevent this disease from affecting the overall health and wellness of our clients. Connecting the head back to the body and discussing how periodontitis doesn’t JUST affect the teeth and oral cavity.
This session will also explore the evolution of our food choices over the years, the growth and development of our bodies, and describe the three mechanisms/pathways linking oral infection to secondary systemic effects.
In addition, the session will review incorporating nutritional counselling into periodontal assessment and describe effective communication skills regarding Cardiovascular Disease, Bacterial Pneumonia, Pregnancy, Diabetes and newly researched Alzheimer’s connections.

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