Poll: The Oral-Gut Connection Thu, 07/23/2020 - 19:29 Share: Several recent research studies indicate that poor oral health, particularly periodontitis, may contribute to the development or exacerbation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Do you discuss oral health issues with your patients with IBD?Yes, I regularly discuss the need for my patients with IBD to maintain excellent oral self-care at home and to see a dental professional regularly.No, I haven’t really explored dental health with my patients with IBD.I’ve been reading more on this subject and I will begin to talk more often to my patients with IBD about the need for maintaining their oral health. Want to tell us more? Submit your feedback via the box below. For more IBD content, visit our Resource Center.