At the Ueno Center, the focus is always on the patient. More importantly, the focus is on the overall health of the patient and not just on the mouth. The doctors and team at the Ueno Center are huge advocates of the oral-systemic (or mouth-body) connection. The mouth and the body are connected, and inflammation in the mouth can lead to inflammation throughout the entire body as bacteria will enter the bloodstream through the ulcerations in the mouth. Those individuals with periodontal or gum disease are at higher risks for other diseases throughout the body which include heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease and much more! The list goes on and on!