Last week, the office went to a Continuing Education program that touched on practice related issues
The concern that dentistry has preached for the last 20-years is that the bacteria that causes gum disease is linked to other problems in the rest of the body. There is a seven-fold greater risk for delivering a premature baby of low birthweight. A two time greater risk for stoke and heart disease . Also, a risk for diabetes. osteoporosis and alzheimer’s disease.
This infection in the mouth (periodontal Disease), can play havoc elsewhere in your body. Treating the inflamation will not only manage gum disease, but may also manage to affect your overall health. Also, don’t forget to floss!!