Posts Tagged ‘Periodontal disease’

New research has found a link between macular degeneration and chronic periodontal disease (gum disease). The common factor is the bacteria which causes periodontal disease, Porphymonas gingivalis. It is very important to have frequent dental visits. Please call our office to schedule your next exam and hygiene visit.

Read more: Science Daily


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With the use of recreational cannibis (marijuana) on the rise and legalization of marijuana, patients often wonder how it affects the oral cavity. A study has found that those who use marijuana on a regular basis tend to have more signs of periodontal disease (gum disease). This can include more bleeding and deeper pocket depths. More can be found at: Recreational Cannibis, used often, can increase risk of gum disease

This study was published by Columbia University Medical Center.

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Ever wonder what you could do to prolong your life? A new www.time.com article states flossing every day can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and gum (periodontal) disease. The American Dental Association recommended flossing at least once a day. Make sure you have made an appointment to see your regular dentist for a check up.

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We all know that junk food and sugary foods are bad, but this article on http://www.sciencedaily.com explains how consumption of junk food can lead to an increased for premature heart disease. The full article can be viewed at: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131202105301.htm

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Gum Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

New research has shown that there is a relationship between gum disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. The bacteria which causes gum disease Porphyromonas gingivalis worsens Rheumatoid Arthritis. Patients who have periodontal (gum) disease have an increased likelihood of developing Rheumatoid Arthritis. Read more about it from Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130912203327.htm

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Pregnancy and Oral Health

While you are pregnant, it is important to visit the dentist regularly. Some pregnant patients may come in once every three months during their pregnancy. This article talks about how a pregnant patient with Periodontal (gum) disease can have increased risk during pregnancy.

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