Oral-Systemic

Svetlana Yampolsky, D.D.S.

Cosmetic Dentistry located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Dr. Svetlana Yampolsky understands that a healthy smile extends far beyond the confines of your mouth. That connection between dental and general health is why she approaches each woman and man as a whole person and not just a collection of dental issues and complaints. If you live the areas of Midtown West, NoMad, Kips Bay, or Murray Hill and are ready to partner with a dental professional who takes a holistic approach to oral health, schedule a visit with Dr. Yampolsky to learn more about her approach to the oral-systemic connection.

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What is the oral-systemic link?

The oral-systemic link is a term that highlights or facilitates the discussion of the close connection between systemic diseases and periodontal disease. That link is all-too-often overlooked in traditional dentistry, a practice that sometimes treats the human mouth as a distinct and disconnected part of the body.

In reality, a growing body of scientific study has demonstrated that your oral health directly affects your overall health and wellness. Dr. Yampolsky understands that connection and makes every effort to provide education on how to make the most of every aspect of your health.

What diseases are linked to oral health?

Your mouth is a relatively small part of your body, yet has a relatively high concentration of bacteria at any given time. The mouth has helpful and harmful types of bacteria, and the balance of those germs constantly evolves.

Researchers have uncovered links between oral bacteria, periodontal disease, and the following health issues:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Certain Cancers

This list is not a comprehensive, and research continues to refine understanding of the link between oral and overall health.

What is different about an oral-systemic link?

You may be accustomed to dental visits that focus solely on diagnosing and treating your current dental concerns. Dr. Yampolsky takes a more holistic approach and collaborates with you to optimize all aspects of your health and wellness.

Because Dr. Yampolsky recognizes the link between oral and systemic health, she incorporates holistic elements into every aspect of her practice. During your appointments, you have access to stress-relieving treatments, including:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acupressure
  • Reflexology
  • Meditation tools
  • Aromatherapy
  • Virtual reality goggles

These options help you relax and enjoy your dental visits. Research has suggested that stress and anxiety have a direct negative impact on your natural healing abilities, so reducing stress is an important part of optimal dental health.

If this approach sounds like something you’d like to experience, book a visit with Dr. Yampolsky to begin a path toward your highest level of dental and overall health and wellness. Her office is near Midtown, NoMad, Kips Bay, and Murray Hill.