Autoimmune Series: How Sjogren’s Syndrome Affects Your Oral Health 

You may be asking what exactly is Sjogren’s Syndrome? Sjogren’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the body begins attacking its own moisture producing glands. This can be your saliva glands, tear ducts or other organs. The main issue for oral health occurs when the saliva glands are affected and flow of saliva is … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 3: How Inflammatory Bowel Diseases can affect Your Oral Health

Inflammatory bowel diseases also known as IBD, are a group of autoimmune diseases that result in chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The 2 main diseases identified with this group are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Due to the chronic inflammation eventually damaging the GI tract, the resulting symptoms are often painful. Although symptoms … Read more

Autoimmune Series: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

We’re kicking off a new blog series here at Dental Care of Sumner! For the rest of 2019, we will be highlighting different autoimmune diseases bimonthly and discussing their impacts on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are wide ranging diseases that affect many systems of the body but commonly, the diseases cause the … Read more