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Dentistry at DeLand Smiles

Only recently has modern dentistry begun to recognize that there is a link between the health of the mouth and the health of the body. But Dr. Mathias has implemented this approach to patient care since he first opened DeLand Smiles in 2000.

A Healthy Smile is a Reflection of Your Systemic Health

Some of our patients have very healthy mouths, which is a reflection of a very healthy body. Unfortunately, it can also be the other way around – a very unhealthy body causing an unhealthy mouth.

The health of a person’s smile is a reflection of their systemic health.

The health of a person’s smile is a reflection of their systemic health.

Dr. Mathias is one of the founding members of the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. With his vision, we help our patients see past things that seem like small ailments, and get a better view of the big picture.

Unmanaged oral health conditions are directly linked with severity of systemic health problems like:

  • Cardiovascular diseases including high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Premature labor; Low birth weight
  • Alzheimers
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis

By improving the health in the mouth, these health risks can be minimized and better controlled. Dr. Mathias can often find signs of systemic conditions that you might not have even known that you had.

It pays to go to the dentist! After examining my teeth, Dr. Mathias advised me to have a questionable area checked out. The ENT doctor and my oncologist found a recurrence of Non Hodgkins Lymphoma, Stage Four.

After four treatments, my oncologist refers to me as the “miracle woman”… Yes, it pays to go to the dentist.

Edna W.

How Does My Oral Health Affect My Body?

When active oral infections are present, the bacteria are able to enter into your bloodstream. These bacteria have been found in the blood vessels of patients who have suffered heart attack or stroke. Not only that, but this process also places a great level of strain on your immune system, increasing inflammation and making it much more difficult for your body to fight off infection.

Are you suffering from chronic illnesses or severe gum disease? Let us help! Call us to find out more about our preventive and gum infection therapy programs.


Dr. Mark Mathias | DeLand Smiles | (386) 736-7121