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  Wellness Dentistry at Loveland Family Dentistry At Loveland Family Dentistry we recognize that oral health and general health are connected.   Oral disease can have a huge impact on your systemic health. The old model of treating body parts in isolation is flawed.   Body parts and organ systems are connected via the bloodstream, the lymphatic system, the endocrine system, the gastrointestinal system, the nervous system and the immune system.   To say that what happens in one part of the body does not affect the rest does not make sense.   There is compelling research which suggests that gum disease is linked to as many as 57 different health issues, including heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and dementia.   Physicians know this and they know that oral disease impacts their care and their patient outcomes. Oral-systemic health plays a key role in large part due to the role of bio-films in the mouth.   A bio-film is a community of bacteria which is covered in protective sti