Your teeth tell your individual story. Your masticatory (chewing) system does not only comprise the teeth that have accompanied you for many years and which “somehow or other do what they are supposed to do”. This complex system is part of a larger system of “cogwheels”. Your mental well-being, your musculoskeletal system, and your organic health belong to this major, interwoven system. Untreated periodontitis (inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth) may significantly increase the risk of heart disease and arteriosclerosis, premature birth, stroke or diabetes. All of the links in this interconnected chain are sensitively “interlocked”. Therefore, the whole system needs to be included in the treatment program.