Oral Systemic Health

Your Issaquah dentist, Dr. Vanama, can be a key contributor to optimal total body health.

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Dentistry for Total Body Wellness – Measure Your Oral Health in 7 Key Areas

Download your FREE eBook to find out if you're a candidate.

In our eBook, you’ll discover:

  • Why your dentist is the key to optimal total body health

  • Three steps you can take to improve your health

  • The 7 areas of dentistry to evaluate your oral health

  • How taking an oral systemic approach will save you time and money

Find out if you’re a candidate!

What is Oral Systemic Health?

Oral health is more than beautiful teeth. Our body is an intricate system and everything is connected.

A healthy mouth means a healthy body. Most people don’t realize that maintaining your oral health will affect your overall health. How?

One key factor is gum disease (or periodontal disease). Gum disease is caused by certain bacteria, yeasts or viruses that live around the teeth. When your gums bleed, the bacteria can enter your bloodstream and spread to your entire body. The result is inflammation, damage to other body functions, and potential disease.

The more attacks your body defends and the longer it must fight, the more often it leads to serious diseases like:

  • Cardiovascular disease – people with gum disease are 2.5 times more likely to suffer heart attacks!

  • Diabetes – certain oral conditions can increase your risk of becoming diabetic or pre-diabetic and cause diabetic complications.

  • Alzheimer’s disease – higher levels of antibodies to oral bacteria are associated with increased inflammation in the body, which is linked to greater rates of cognitive decline.

  • Stroke

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I started seeing Dr. Vanama at Discovery Dental (Issaquah Highlands) after I retired in late 2015. She's done an amazing job looking after my dental needs, and highly capable and friendly, which put me at ease when in the dental chair. Her assistant, hygienist, and front office help are equally capable, courteous, and helpful.

Leopoldo C., Actual Patient

Dentistry That Goes Beyond Teeth

Dr. Madhuri Vanama and the entire Discovery Dental team are committed to providing the best possible care to their patients. By recognizing the connection between dental health and overall health your Issaquah dentist has the potential to help you improve:
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Quality of Your Life
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Your Vitality
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Length of Your Life

Do you already suffer from a chronic systemic disease? Are you concerned about your risk for heart disease or Alzheimer’s?

You may be surprised how your dentist can help you! Download our free eBook to see if you are a candidate who would benefit from oral systemic health dentistry.

You can be sick with a healthy mouth, but you can’t be healthy with a sick mouth.

This new approach to dentistry is being recognized worldwide, including by Dr. Madhuri Vanama. As a member of both Kois Center and The Wellness Dentistry Network, Dr. Vanama embraces oral systemic health and collaborates with medical doctors for better patient health.

Discover the benefits of Oral Systemic Health Dentistry on our blog.

It’s Never Been More Important to See Your Dentist

Not all dentists are aware of the oral-systemic health connection!
Preview image of Discovery Dental's eBook about oral systemic health

Schedule a consultation with your Issaquah dentist, Dr. Vanama, who is aware of oral systemic health at Discovery Dental. Your examination will include:

  • A thorough evaluation of your risk factors for systemic diseases

  • Discussion of your completed questionnaire (download your free copy here)

  • Recommendations for diagnostic tests (such as MyPerioPath® which detects pathogens that cause gum disease)

  • A personalized treatment plan to help you manage your disease

Serving communities throughout Washington:
  • Issaquah Highlands, WA

  • Sammamish, WA

  • Klahanie, WA

  • Snoqualmie Ridge, WA

  • Lake Mont, WA

  • Preston, WA

  • North Bend, WA