Thursday, August 18, 2011

Can Healthy Gums Protect Your Whole Body?

Coronary Artery Disease (Heart Disease)
  • Periodontal disease (gum disease) has been associated with a higher overall rate of heart disease and may also exacerbate existing heart conditions.
  • Those with untreated periodontal disease have up to two-fold increased risk for heart disease.

  • Pregnant women with periodontal disease (gum disease) are seven times more likely to deliver pre-term, low-birth-weight babies.
  • Regular dental treatment may cut the risk of delivering a pre-term, low-birth-weight baby by 70 percent.

  • Treatment of periodontal disease (gum disease) has been shown to improve the control of blood-sugar levels in diabetics.
  • A two-year study by the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, found that early periodontal treatment reduced overall medical care costs by 9 percent for patients living with diabetes.


Mary said...

Hopefully the people in our country that have diabetes will start seeing how important it is to take care of oral cavity problems. It is wonderful to see that some professionals take the time to make blogs for the public to see and we can only hope that our country becomes healthier from these blogs.

Anonymous said...

I love this

KC said...

interseting and informative!

I would not see any other Dentist other than Dr. Kathie.
She is an excellent Denist, great attention to detail, makes sure you are comfortable, and makes the experience as pain free as possible. Dr. Kahie does have the gentle touch.
She is worth the drive from Fort Myers!
Karen Collins