Posts Tagged ‘systemic disease’
Are Systemic Diseases Linked To Periodontal Disease?
Periodontal disease, comes in two (2) forms gingivitis (earliest form and reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk…Read More
The Mouth As A Window To Our Health
Recent research has begun to mount linking the oral health to the rest of the body. Did you know that more than 90% of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and symptoms? Oral health means more than just an attractive smile. Poor oral health and untreated oral diseases and conditions can have a significant impact on…Read More
I Have Osteoporosis…Are Dental Implants An Option?
Osteoporosis is a systemic disease of the bones that leads to a decreased density of bone and subsequent increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle. Osteoporosis related fractures are most common in the hip, wrist or spine. Osteoporosis affects millions of people around the globe. It affects both men and women and of all…Read More
Top 10 Reasons To Maintain Dental Hygiene
Dental hygiene should be one of those automatic chores we do every day. However, for many it is not. Brushing at least 2x per day and flossing once a day is a simple process and should only take a few minutes out of your day. Below you will find the top reasons to maintain good…Read More
Why Do My Gums Bleed?
Many people think it is okay for some gum bleeding during brushing or flossing but that is simply not true. Bleeding gums equal unhealthy gums. Periodontal disease can creep up silently attacking your gums and bone in your mouth. This is especially important with recent studies showing periodontal disease being linked to systemic diseases like…Read More
Periodontal Disease Linked To Other Diseases?
Periodontal disease, comes in two forms gingivitis (reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk of developing periodontal…Read More
Is Mouthwash Good for your Teeth?
Who would not want to use a good mouthwash before meeting that special someone for a kiss? Or just to feel minty fresh as you go about your day? For years there has been a discussion regarding mouthwash use. This is because people are worried about the health risks associated with the alcohol based mouthwashes.…Read More