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 considered the sixth complication of diabetes. Those […]

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 periodontal disease. Additionally, research suggests that […]

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 use and infections. Now evidence is mounting […]

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.‚ÄčIn fact, many studies have shown that tobacco use is one of the […]

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 […]