Because of the nature of mouths soft tissues, gum disease and other oral health issues can have an effect on and be affected by the health of other parts of your body. This is known by periodontists as the “mouth-body connection”. Read on to learn more about the health risks of periodontal disease. If you have any questions for our dentist, Dr. Kelly McDonough, or his dental team in Dana Point, California, please give McDonough Family Dental a call today at 949-487-7779 for more information.