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The Link between Poor Oral Health and Overall Wellness

Press Release   •   Jan 25, 2016 15:28 EST

New York, New York (January 25, 2016) – While we all know having oral health problems, such as impacted wisdom teeth or cavities are dangerous for our teeth, if left untreated, many people don’t realize these afflictions can also have a long term impact on our bodies as a whole. Dr. Joshua Perlman, Co-Founder of NYC Smile Spa (, is on a mission to inform dental patients of the importance of maintaining awareness of the signs and symptoms of tooth afflictions, so that they can seek treatment immediately and avoid dangerous complications.

“It is a general misconception that oral health issues can be easily fixed, and thus many patients procrastinate when making appointments.” States Co-Founder of NYC Smile Spa Dr. Joshua Perlman. “However, these problems can lead to serious concerns within the body and therefore must be taken seriously.”

These complications can arise from bacteria in the mouth. Since our teeth and gums are the breeding ground for bacteria, it’s necessary that teeth must be cleaned regularly and free of plaque and tartar. Dr. Perlman advocates that flossing is imperative to prevent the plaque from forming beneath our gums. Once gums have been in contact with bacteria, vital organs can be affected, blood vessels can become damaged and this can lead to many negative long term effects. The jobs of dentists and hygienists is to clean the plaque from patients teeth and gums, motivate patients to adapt good at home hygiene protocol, and to ensure that regular dental checkups are absolutely necessary. Long term studies have shown that gum disease is directly correlated to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and pre and post-natal complications in women and their children.

Dr. Perlman’s experience has shown him that wisdom teeth are a particular problem if not treated properly. Not only can impacted wisdom teeth cause intense pain, but since they are prone to infection, the bacteria that results can spread throughout the body and affect organ systems and overall health; this is especially dangerous for people with weakened immune systems. If wisdom teeth are not properly cared for after a procedure, bodily infections may also occur. Additionally, it is important to remember that any type of tooth infection can result in high blood pressure. This is an often overlooked cause of the common condition.

“It is important to be aware of the symptoms of tooth infections in order to receive the best care.” Continues Dr. Joshua Perlman. “Symptoms can include fever, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot and cold, swelling in the neck glands and upper and lower jaw, redness or swelling of the gums, open sores, and general discomfort. These symptoms are not to be taken lightly and anyone with concerns about their oral health should see a dentist right away, in order to maintain good health throughout the body.”

For more information on Dr. Joshua Perlman and NYC Smile Spa, visit For all media inquiries email, or call 877.841.7244.

About NYC Smile Spa and Dr. Joshua Perlman

Founded by Dr. Michael Krochak in 1984, NYC Smile Spa, located at 30 East 60th Street in New York City, is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date dental treatments available, offering amenities and top notch customer service that make each patient’s experience as relaxing as possible. Having joined the practice in 2012, Dr. Joshua Perlman has established himself as an expert in the field of cosmetic dentistry. His specialties include tooth colored fillings, root canals, crowns, veneers, Invisalign, implant restorations, whitening, extractions, and dentures. He is also proficient in Relaxation Dentistry and the practice of Single Tooth Anesthesiology, better known as The Wand, which he, along with his partner Dr. Krochak, established at NYC Smile Spa. Dr. Perlman consistently focuses on improving and maintaining the dental health of his many patients.