How All-On-X Dental Implants Impacts Your Entire Body

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Your oral health reflects your overall body health. Dental issues impact your entire body. Maintaining good oral health is essential for overall well-being, as the health of your mouth can provide valuable insights into your body’s overall health. Dental issues can have far-reaching effects beyond just the mouth, impacting various systems and organs throughout the body.


Chronic Disease And Oral Health

Chronic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, stroke, and many others are all linked to dental health. Source: Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated With Tooth Loss Among Adult US Population

Studies show these diseases are linked to or worsen with poor dental hygiene. Proper dental hygiene makes disease prevention easier. With this prevention, patients can experience a significant improvement in their overall health. By addressing missing teeth with solutions like All-On-X Dental Implants, individuals can restore their smile and support their body’s well-being. At Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, the team takes a comprehensive approach to dental care, understanding that oral health affects the body’s overall health. After careful evaluation, you will have a customized treatment plan.



In addition to premature degeneration of the eyes, kidneys, nerves, and blood vessels, diabetes can wreak havoc on the mouth. A dry mouth caused by diabetes produces less saliva, which immediately affects the breakdown of food entering the system. Source: Diabetes

With chewing, saliva breaks down food as it enters your mouth. When saliva is lacking, cavities are more likely to occur. Without saliva, gum tissue weakens without the moistening effects.

Cold sores or cuts in the mouth take longer to heal in a diabetic mouth. Glucose, or sugar, is not broken down in the diabetic mouth. Since diabetes is a disease that pertains to blood sugar levels, a person with diabetes can have higher sugar concentrations than the mouth can break down. As a result, more sugar ends up in your body. Over time, the lack of saliva combined with the effects of diabetes can lead to tooth loss. With All-On-X Dental Implants, patients with diabetes can find relief from the challenges their condition presents to oral health. The precision placement of these implants ensures a secure foundation for replacement teeth, restoring the aesthetics of a smile and the functionality of chewing and speaking.

At Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, each patient’s unique needs are a factor in the treatment planning. For individuals with diabetes, the focus is addressing missing teeth and creating an oral environment that supports overall health. By promoting proper healing and reducing the risk of infection, All-On-X Dental Implants can make a significant difference in the oral health of diabetic patients.

As the team at Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry works to restore smiles and improve overall health through advanced dental solutions, they understand the intricate connection between oral health and chronic diseases like diabetes. With a commitment to excellence and a dedication to holistic care, patients can trust that their well-being is in good hands.



Gum disease is associated with rheumatoid arthritis. Source: Study from

Oral bacteria meant to stay in the mouth can end up in the bloodstream with poor oral hygiene. In the case of rheumatoid arthritis, this bacteria finds its way between aching joints. Once in the joints, the bacteria increase inflammation and discomfort. People with periodontitis, or gum disease, are 50% less likely to be in remission of rheumatoid arthritis. A weakened immune system from arthritis can cause the loss of teeth.

With All-On-X Dental Implants, patients with arthritis can find relief from the added challenges their condition presents to oral health. The precise placement of these implants ensures a stable foundation for replacement teeth and helps reduce the risk of infection, which can be particularly troublesome for individuals with arthritis. By restoring proper chewing function and maintaining the integrity of the surrounding oral structures, All-On-X Dental Implants can significantly improve the quality of life for patients battling arthritis.

Here at Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, our specialized team recognizes the intricate relationship between oral health and conditions like arthritis. Each treatment plan addresses the aesthetic concerns and underlying health issues that may exacerbate dental problems. By creating a healthy oral environment that supports overall well-being, patients with arthritis can benefit from the comprehensive care provided by the experienced professionals at Whiteridge. As we continue to uphold their commitment to excellence and holistic care, our team dedicates themselves to helping patients achieve optimal oral health and improve their overall quality of life.


Heart Disease

Bacteria in the mouth enter the bloodstream and reach the heart. As a result, blood vessel inflammation, tiny blood clots, or a heart attack may follow. After accounting for age, a moderate correlation exists between poor oral health and heart attacks. Source: Harvard Medical Study on Oral Hygiene and Heart Attacks

The mouth is also damaged when blood circulation is affected in the heart and the rest of the body. This damage can lead to a loss of teeth. With heart disease, All-On-X dental implants can provide a vital solution to maintaining oral health for individuals with compromised heart conditions. The precise implant placement minimizes the risk of infection, which could be detrimental to those with heart issues. By restoring the functionality of chewing and supporting the integrity of surrounding oral structures, All-On-X Dental Implants not only enhance the aesthetics of a smile but also contribute to overall well-being.

At Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, our team understands the critical connection between oral health and heart disease, implementing personalized treatment plans that address dental concerns and underlying health issues. Through their holistic approach, patients with heart conditions can benefit from comprehensive care that promotes healing and reduces the potential risks associated with dental problems. As they uphold their commitment to excellence and patient-centered care, the professionals at Whiteridge continue to provide top-tier dental solutions that prioritize oral health and systemic well-being.


Self-Made Harm to Oral Health

In addition to naturally occurring diseases, alcohol and tobacco are well-known creators of poor health in general but can drastically multiply poor oral hygiene. A study by the University of Connecticut determined that a person is 50 times more likely to get oral cancer when smoking and drinking are involved. Source: University of Connecticut Study on The Impacts of Tobacco and Alcohol on Oral Health

Any of the diseases mentioned above will hasten tooth loss. Replacing teeth will not cure the diseases discussed, but it can slow their worsening and even prevent them. When you consider that missing teeth accelerate conditions, dental hygiene and the replacement of missing teeth through All-On-X Dental Implants come to mind. With a healthy smile, you will combat the diseases mentioned above. All-On-X Dental Implants offer a transformative solution for restoring oral health. At Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, patients with various chronic conditions find hope in the precision and care provided by the skilled team. By addressing the intricate connection between oral health and overall well-being, each treatment plan supports the individual needs of every patient.


What To Do If You Are Missing Teeth

Just one missing tooth is cause for concern. The fast answer is to call Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry if you lose or have lost only one tooth.

Here is what will happen when you call:

  • Set an appointment with Dr. Sherman or Dr. Hepworth.
  • Your doctor will conduct an oral exam.
  • The staff will take a full 3D 360-degree X-ray of your mouth if several teeth are missing.
  • Your doctor will discuss treatment plans with you.
  • The office manager will discuss insurance options and finance options with you.

Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry applies the proper remedies when teeth are lost or damaged. These solutions include:


All-On-X Dental Implants

A single dental implant is the ultimate dental response to a missing tooth or teeth. As a result, it is the ultimate response to helping curb the effects of other diseases.

In the event of the need for complete mouth restoration, All-On-X Dental Implants are the dental response.

Dental implants replace every aspect of the tooth. A tooth has two main components: the tooth showing and the roots of the tooth below the gumline. Dental implants are responsible for replacing both the tooth and root of the tooth. Read more about All-On-X Dental Implants with Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry.

It is not necessary the placement of a post (titanium dental screw) in the place of every tooth. Depending on the size of your mouth, four to six posts are inserted to anchor the entire set of implants. Using four to six posts is unique to All-On-X Dental Implants. The proper number of posts placed will provide optimal stability and function for the replacement teeth. This innovative approach ensures a secure foundation for the new teeth, promoting better healing and reducing the risk of complications.

For patients with multiple missing teeth due to self-made harm or other underlying health conditions like heart disease, arthritis, or diabetes, All-On-X Dental Implants offers a comprehensive solution to restore oral health and overall well-being. Here at Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, our team crafts personalized treatment plans that address each patient’s unique needs with precision and care.

As Dr. Sherman and Dr. Hepworth carefully assess each case and recommend the best course of action, patients can rest assured that their journey to a healthier smile is in expert hands. By combining cutting-edge technology with a deep understanding of the intricate relationship between oral health and systemic diseases, Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry continues to pave the way for transformative dental solutions beyond aesthetics to improve lives.

Zirconia is used to replace the actual part of the tooth you see. Zirconia has been in use for over fifty years in dentistry. As a result, Zirconia provides a durable replacement for natural teeth. The whiteness of zirconia mimics the natural color of teeth. Milling Zirconia from a single source creates a solid, long-lasting tooth.



Recovery from your dental implant procedure usually lasts about seventy-two hours. There may be some bleeding, swelling, or bruising, but the mouth heals after those first three days.

Once fully recovered, you will begin to experience the incredible benefits of your All-On-X Dental Implants. As the days pass, you will notice the restoration of proper chewing function and the newfound stability and confidence in your smile. The zirconia replacements will seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth, enhancing oral health and overall appearance.

At Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry, our team schedules follow-up appointments to ensure that your implants are integrating well and that you are adapting comfortably to your new set of teeth. Dr. Sherman and Dr. Hepworth will provide thorough guidance on post-operative care and oral hygiene practices to maintain the longevity of your All-On-X Dental Implants.



With each passing day, the impact of your decision to undergo this transformative dental procedure will become more evident. You will no longer feel hindered by missing teeth or compromised oral health. Instead, you will embrace a new chapter of improved well-being and vitality, thanks to the meticulous care and expertise of the doctors at Whiteridge Aesthetic Dentistry.

Going forward, you will care for your new mouth full of All-On-X Dental Implants as you would for your natural teeth. You will floss daily, brush, and utilize bi-annual dental exams and cleanings. As your mouth mirrors your body, your new All-On-X Dental Implants will reflect a perfect smile!

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