Putnam Dental Associates takes great pride in our preventative approach to your dental health, and we go to great lengths to prevent issues before they occur. Oral health has a proven direct correlation with your overall health and well-being.
Our commitment to your good health doesn’t stop with the dental care we provide. While your oral health is always our primary focus and concern, as an extension of our practice we also offer weight loss and diet management, nutritional supplements and information/assistance to anyone else wishing to live a healthier lifestyle. Fast-paced lifestyles are leading to poor dietary choices and chronic stress. We very closely monitor each patient, and can detect even the slightest of changes, which may be an indication of a deeper issue.

We take the time to understand you, and to make each of our patients aware of how their lifestyle choices, as well as genetics – affect your overall health.

The Oral Systemic Link

What you put in your mouth plays a significant part in determining your overall physical wellness. The oral cavity is the gateway to your body and your dentist can be the first line of defense. The oral systemic link refers to the connection of an illness in the body to that of one in the mouth. Dentistry has witnessed remarkable changes in this understanding of disease processes and their relationship to the body as a whole. You can protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and your overall health.

Disease of the oral cavity has shifted to include significant associations with the health of the body. Inflammation of the mouth is caused by plaque (biofilm) and its accumulation. The body responds to this bacteria with inflammation which can have an over-reactive response and research has documented the correlation of the bacteria in the mouth with systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, respiratory diseases, pre-term and low weight babies, pancreatic cancer and more.


Putnam Dental Associates has incorporated health and wellness into everything we do. Patients who have followed our nutrition and supplement program have greatly improved and helped to maintain the overall health of their mouths and bodies. The USDA reports that many Americans get less than 70% of the recommended daily allowance of many essential minerals and antioxidants.

Countless studies link a host of diseases (including atherosclerosis, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes) to our highly processed diet which is high in oxidized fats, caffeine and refined carbohydrates.

We will help you understand what nutritional supplementation options would work best for your individual needs, based on your lifestyle, symptoms and medical history. By tailoring individual nutrition and supplementation tools, we can ensure you maintain good oral health and overall well-being.

What makes us different? We truly care. We want you to live your life to the fullest and enjoy the best possible quality of life.