Autoimmune Series Part 3: Oral Health Effects of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), are a group of autoimmune diseases that result in chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The two main diseases identified in this group are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. The resulting symptoms are painful due to chronic inflammation, eventually damaging the GI tract. Both diseases must be diagnosed by a … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 2: Psoriasis Impact on Oral Health

Psoriasis is a commonly known autoimmune diseases that affects 8 million Americans and more than 125 million individuals across the world. When skin cells reproduce too quickly as a result of the immune response this results in Psoriasis. A symptom of Psoriasis is caused by the body’s inability to shed cells as they produce, causing … Read more

Autoimmune Series Part 1: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

This month we’re kicking off a new blog series here at Innovative Dentistry in SLU! Every other month through 2019 we will be highlighting a different autoimmune disease and the impacts it has on oral health, and vice versa. Autoimmune diseases are diseases that spread throughout the body and affect many different systems. These diseases … Read more