New study links Periodontitis and COVID-19 complications

American Academy of Periodontology

New study links Periodontitis and COVID-19 complications From the American Academy of Periodontology website: “Systemic inflammation is not only a symptom of COVID-19, but can also be a symptom of periodontal disease, or gum disease. Noticing this similarity, new research published ahead-of-print in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology found that gum disease is linked to severe COVID-19-related […]

The Relationship Between Diabetes And Periodontal Disease

The Relationship Between Diabetes And Periodontal Disease For years we’ve known that people with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes. People with diabetes are more likely to have periodontal disease than people without diabetes, probably because diabetics are more susceptible to contracting infections. In fact, periodontal disease is often […]

Periodontal Disease Can Impact Your Heart

Periodontal Disease Can Impact Your Heart It’s possible that if you have periodontal disease, you may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. We’ve known that bacteria may affect the heart. Now evidence is mounting that suggests people with periodontal disease – a bacterial infection, may be more at risk of having cardiovascular disease, than patients without […]

How Periodontal Disease Can Affect Your Pregnancy

How Periodontal Disease Can Affect Your Pregnancy It’s possible that if you have periodontal disease and are pregnant, you may be at risk for having a premature, low birthweight baby. For a long time we’ve known that many risk factors contribute to mothers having babies that are born prematurely at a low birthweight – smoking, alcohol use, drug […]

Tobacco & Periodontal Disease

Tobacco & Periodontal Disease As you probably already know, tobacco use is linked with many serious illnesses such as cancer, lung disease and heart disease, as well as numerous other health problems. What you may not know is tobacco users also are at increased risk for periodontal disease. In fact, many studies have shown that tobacco […]

Should You Continue To Floss?

In recent news, the value of flossing has been called into question. However, the American Academy of Periodontology has made it clear that everyone should continue flossing their teeth daily. In a statement issued on August 2, 2016, the AAP said: “The American Academy of Periodontology recommends daily flossing as one part of a regular […]