• Philip Rigby

THE PERIODONTAL CONNECTION


THE PERIODONTAL CONNECTION


It sounds like a crime thriller but is an important concept for those striving to maintain the best possible overall health. There is growing evidence which links periodontal disease (disease of the gums and bone surrounding our teeth) and disease in other parts of the body such as heart disease and diabetes.


Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease triggered by bacteria and its effects on general health may result from the bacteria itself or production of chemicals called mediators. This can cause our bodies to show signs of general inflammation and consequently poor general health.


Lifestyle factors such as age, smoking, exercise and diet are all involved.


This means the time has come to take gum health seriously! Because periodontal disease is often not a painful oral condition when compared to dental decay, for example, it is often overlooked when people consider what is important when it comes to looking after yourself and staying healthy.


Our team of dentists at Brookfield Road Dental at Kenmore will be happy to discuss your gum health with you and advise you in the steps you can take to not only improve your oral health but your general health as well.


A regular check-up and clean (and x-rays when required) help us to assess your risk factors. There are also positive things that you can do. Using an electric toothbrush is a great idea as it has been shown to reduce plaque build-up on your teeth.


Give us a call and let us partner you for improved health.

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