Discover how gum disease can cause a heart attack!

Why is it so vital to have your regular Dental Examination & Maintenance visits?

  • You probably think it’s important to keep your teeth for life and you probably already know that to have healthy teeth, you need healthy gums.
  • You may not be aware that healthy gums are far more important than just to keep your teeth for life.
  • The scientific world now knows of the very strong link between gum disease and a number of serious diseases which can be life-threatening.
  • The germs involved in gum disease along with their bi-products and your own bodies inflammatory and immune products affect many different organ systems and tissues in your body.

There are strong known links between gum disease and other diseases including:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Stroke
  3. Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Attacks and Angina
  4. Infective Endocarditis
  5. Elevated Cholesterol Levels
  6. Pre-term Birth of babies
  7. Low Birth-Weight babies
  8. Bacterial Pneumonia
  9. Chronic Kidney Disease
  10. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  11. Increase of breast cancer risk in post-menopausal women
  12. A degree of suspicion now also exists of the possible link between Gum Disease and Osteoporosis as well as Alzheimer’s Disease.

The common link between all these diseases is the discovery that they involve an increased inflammatory burden with the body producing C-Reactive Proteins (CRPs) in response.

Moderate to severe levels of gum disease is closely associated with increased CRPs to the point of being predictive of risk factors for all these diseases and there is strong reason to believe that gum disease is a precursor to all these diseases.

Most people know about plaque around the teeth and gums. This is a bacterial Biofilm and the constant build-up below the gums that occurs in gum disease is a huge and continuous source of bacteria associated with raised CRPs.

Treating gum disease significantly reduces risk of all of these systemic diseases and markedly improves quality of life as well as potentially increasing life-expectancy.

Only your Dentist can diagnose gum disease (Periodontal Disease) and regular Active Maintenance visits for detailed examination by your Dentist along with professional cleaning by your Hygienist is a vital part of lowering your risk of these serious diseases some of which are life-threatening.

Treating Periodontal Disease is far easier and more predictable than treating the effects of these associated diseases.

Even if you’re not very concerned at having perfect teeth, your regular Hygiene visits just may save your life.

Future Dental caters for assessment of your risks from gum disease.

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