Biological dentistry understands how inflammation impacts other health conditions

Dr. Craig Janssen’s comprehensive version of dental care as a biological dentist helps patients better understand the crucial link between their oral health and their body’s immune system. This is especially important today as more people understand the important role that having a strong immune system can have in the fight against disease.

Janssen Dental Clinic is a regional leader in biological dentistry in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Our team uses a wellness-based approach to education that asks patients to take an active role in their oral and overall health. Biological dentistry encourages patients to make healthy lifestyle choices in addition to taking care of their teeth and gums to attain optimal health.

Your mouth plays an important role in a high-functioning immune system

Scientists believe our mouths have a strong connection to our immune systems because so many things pass through there first. Everything from the air we breathe to the food and drinks we consume pass through our mouths on the way to other systems in the body.

That is why it is so important that we pay attention to our oral health as an active component to our overall health. Inflammation in the gums, for example, is more than just an oral health issue. Bacteria in your mouth and your body’s response to it has been linked to heart disease, diabetic complications, lung conditions, and even brain function.

Biological dentistry recognizes a substance in our blood called C-reactive protein (CRP) as a risk factor for heart attack or stroke. The body releases CRP whenever there is some sort of inflammation. This is normal. What is not healthy is when the body releases CRP constantly, which could happen in the case of oral health issues.

You can count on Dr. Craig and the Janssen Dental Clinic team to deliver comprehensive, biological dentistry services geared toward optimal health for you and your family.

About Janssen Dental Clinic in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Janssen Dental Clinic is led by Dr. Craig Janssen, a third-generation dentist serving patients in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and the surrounding area. Dr. Craig and his staff specialize in oral health as a component of overall well-being, a philosophy of care known as biological dentistry. They have expertise in reducing the fear and anxiety that people of all ages feel over going to the dentist, with services ranging from routine cleanings to restorative and cosmetic procedures. Call (920) 983-8383 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.