The most significant change in dentistry in the last 5 years is the revelation that the mouth plays an imperative role in your total health. dr susan estepAnd, while it makes sense that all of the good things and bad things for your health enter through your mouth, only recently have the scientific studies been performed.  The results from these studies are resounding in that they show a mouth-body link to nearly every Western disease. From heart disease, diabetes, and obesity to Alzheimer’s and infertility, your mouth health plays a significant role in your risks for disease.

periodontal-disease-affects-heart-body (1)Once Dr. Susan Estep started to learn about this important mouth-body link, she and some colleagues came together to create the American Academy for Oral-Systemic Health (AAOSH).  AAOSH is committed to creating awareness in the medical, dental, health, and wellness professions as well as educating the public about this mouth-body link to better health.  Most dentists do not understand or even know about this link, so Dr. Estep and AAOSH are trying to get the message out and educate dentists so that they can then take better care of their patients and communities.  In the meantime, it’s important for the public to know about this link so that they can make informed decisions when choosing health care providers.  Luckily, Atlanta has Dr. Susan Estep and Intown Smile Studio – a world-class team of passionate, caregiving professionals who are committed to improving the health of our patients and our community.