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Weak Immune System? Don’t Skip Dental Visits

Dental Visit and Checkup

There are many medical conditions and diseases that can cause patients to have a weakened immune system. Since this makes you more susceptible to germs and infection, you may avoid going into public places and health care clinics as much as possible. While it is necessary to follow your physician’s advice about exposure risk, don’t dismiss the importance of professional dental care. In fact, going to the dentist can become even more important if you have a weak immune system!

The Mouth – Body Connection

The link between body health and oral health is undeniable. Countless research studies have proven this. Your mouth is a home to a large number of germs. While most of the bacteria in your mouth is harmless, some of them can cause serious diseases and infection. When bad bacteria lingers in the mouth and reaches high levels, your general health is threatened. If your immune system is not working the way it should, your whole-body threat rises even more.

Gum disease, which can develop from poor oral hygiene and skipped dental visits, is one of the most serious oral health conditions linked to general health. Untreated periodontal disease is associated with Studies have indicated that there is some connection between oral bacteria found in periodontitis and certain diseases. Some diseases like diabetes and HIV/AIDS can cause oral infections to become severe because of the body’s lowered resistance to infection.

Conditions Linked to Poor Oral Health

When it comes to poor oral health, gum disease is the primary culprit for causing problems within your body. Periodontal disease is an infection in the gums. If left untreated, it can cause tooth loss as well as serious complications within the body.

Among the general health problems linked to poor oral health are:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Pregnancy and childbirth complications (premature birth and low birth weight)
  • Pneumonia (certain bacteria are inhaled as you breathe)

Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

Brushing and flossing at home is critical, but these oral hygiene tasks are typically not enough to keep your mouth fully healthy. A professional dental cleaning and checkup is recommended twice a year for all patients, especially those that struggle to fight off infection and bacteria.  If you have a compromised immune system, schedule your dental visit with Dr. Mitzi Morris today. We promise to care for you in a clean, sterile environment that protects your overall health at every step.

Posted on behalf of Mitzi D. Morris

1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

Phone: 678-459-2990

Monday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our Patient Reviews

Mitzi D. Morris, DMD, PC

4.8/ 5.0

Based on 44 reviews

  • Dr. Morris is an excellent dentist. Her ability to relate to her patients makes her a stand-out amongst those in her profession. She practices dentistry with superior technique and care. Her staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating. I feel she hires only the best! One special mention: I suffer from panic attacks at times- along with claustrophobia. Dr. Morris is the first dentist I have ever had who helped calm my fears. Thus, my experience exceeded expectations! Great service!

    Cathy Q
  • Definitely would recommend Dr. Morris to anyone. She has been my dentist for over 8 years! Dr. Morris is extremely personable and is serious about the completing the best care possible. Great established dental team! Very accommodating to your schedule.

    Kelly T
  • Great and very educational experience. Compared to my last two dentists this experience blows them both out of the water. The staff is very friendly, and very helpful. I had to go in for a total of four visits a few weeks apart from each other. They made me feel very comfortable the entire time and kept making sure I was pleased. Getting a deep cleaning went very smoothly. It was also brought to my attention that the way I was flossing was incorrect. And have since changed methods. I worked specifically with Dr. Morris. She was very nice, and took the time to explain things. Which is a huge plus for me. Dr. Morris and the staff members worked effortlessly together. I was comfortable enough to sit back and relax, strangely enough, while having cavities drilled and fillings put in. Billing and scheduling appointments, as well as follow up for confirmation of upcoming appointments was very easy. I will say my favorite part of the experience was how friendly of an environment the staff has created. That alone is deserving of a 5 star review, and the rest is honestly icing on the cake. I highly recommend this practice on all fronts and will continue using them!

    Eric F
  • I transferred from a long-term and very good relationship with my former dentist because of a move, and I was a little apprehensive about a new dentist. Dr. Morris has been great. She is friendly, patient-concerned and the office is new, comfortable and clean. Everyone seems to enjoy working there. I feel like I'm in good hands!

    Christopher P
  • Dr. Morris and her staff are very professional. Additionally, she as well as her staff have an excellent "bedside manner." The office is new and well equipped. If one has an appointment and an earlier one opens up, Dr. Morris offers it to her patients as she did with my last appointment.

    David G
  • I have never met a staff so nice and charming. This staff will make you feel comfortable and relaxed in Dr. Morris's Spa like office and everyone is professional and approachable too. Andrea R. explained the process of my appointment and procedures and is definitely a highly-educated and thorough dental hygenist -- SHE IS A ROCKSTAR. I'm so glad that Dr. Morris and her dental team have been my "go-to" for the last 5 years, and I wont be going anywhere else! Overall - A++ Dr. Morris...highly recommended to my family and friends!!!

    Adam O
  • I've been a patient of Dr. Mitzi Morris for many years, and recommend her without reservation. The office is modern. clean and spacious. The staff has always been welcoming and very helpful. And the women who work for her as dental technicians are fantastic; they do a professional and effective deep cleaning, but with a careful, gentle touch. It is clear to me that Dr. Morris reads her professional journals and upgrades her practice to stay very current with the latest best practices in dentistry. (I have had some dentists who stopped updating their practices after leaving dental school!) With Dr. Morris you can count on receiving the very latest dental technology. Her prices are very fair, and I have never been surprised by an unexpected cost or had problems with insurance not covering services rendered.

    Bruce C
  • I have never experienced an office so down to earth, so outgoing and so willing to satisfy. If you've grown to dread the dentist then lay down your sword and give this office a shot.

    Marc Mamane

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Tuesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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1295 Hembree Rd, Suite B202
Roswell, GA 30076

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