Meridian Tooth ChartWhen it comes to finding the link between medical conditions and oral health, many dentists are aware of the oral systemic connection. This connection has proven that inflammation in the mouth due to periodontal disease can carry through the bloodstream and to other parts of the body to cause similar levels of inflammation. However, there is also a connection known as the meridian tooth chart. This is a link in the “energy pathway” between tissues, joints, organs, muscles, and other elements of the body to a specific tooth within the smile. A tooth that has become infected, damaged, or has an area of decay may be an indication of a problem in that specific meridian. Experienced dentists may even be able to determine the health and wellness of a patient based off an oral examination.