Saturday, June 9, 2012


You Need To Know About This Connection:

Bacterial infections spread throughout the body, so it's a little leap of logic to consider that an infection in your mouth might affect other parts of you...
  • For any years scientist believed that oral bacteria alone was the primary culprit in linking Gingivitis (gum disease) to other systemic diseases, but...
  • According to the American Academy of Periodontology, inflammation, which is also associated with infection , is worthy of particular attention.
    Now, Gingivitis (gum disease) has been linked to chronic inflammatory illnesses, including cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, and diabetes.  So it makes sense that treating inflammation may help you to manage your oral health... and that maintaining your oral health will help your overall health. Consider this :
  • Gingivitis (gum disease) is called the sixth complication of diabetes.
  • Diabetics are more likely to have Gingivitis (gum disease).
  • Diabetics have more difficulty controlling blood sugar if they have Gingivitis ( gum disease), which increases risk of complications.
Gingivitis (gum disease) can appear silently without any symptoms so regular checkups are important for everyone. If it's been a while since you've had a thorough dental exam, or if you have been diagnosed with an inflammatory condition such as heart disease, arthritis, or diabetes, make sure you book and keep your recare appointment.
Happy Healthy Smiles!

1 comment:

Chris said...

The best way to prevent gingivitis means brushing your teeth at least twice daily ? in the morning and before going to bed ? and flossing at least once a day. Better yet, brush after every meal or snack or as your dentist recommends. A complete cleaning with a toothbrush and floss should take three to five minutes. Flossing before you brush allows you to clean away the loosened food particles and bacteria.