“Periodontitis or gum disease are caused when bacteria from plaque deposits on the teeth and bleeding gums invade tissue and penetrate beneath the gum-line….. the damaged tissue may become a gateway to the bloodstream, and eventually, the heart and other Systemic Organs.
Patient’s motivation to floss should be greater then ever!For as long as you can remember, I have been telling you to remember to brush and floss twice a day and show up for your prevention care visits. Thanks to recent studies, your incentive should now be greater than ever. If you suffer from periodontitis (gum disease), or if you are at risk, you should know that research is beginning to show a strong correlation between periodontal disease and heart disease. Gum disease has not been shown to directly cause heart disease; however, the connection is one that can no longer be ignored. As those who have periodontitis know, the condition is caused when bacteria from plaque deposits on the teeth invade tissue and penetrate beneath the gum-line. When the bacteria start to eat away at the tissue surrounding the teeth, the damaged tissue may become a gateway to the bloodstream, and eventually, the heart. Imagine a wound of that size on the skin, and you can imagine the variety of bacteria that could be introduced into the bloodstream. The same thing can be happening in the mouths of patients with periodontal disease. The bacteria from the mouth can induce blood clotting, which is pivotal event in most heart attacks and strokes. One study states that “peple with severe periodontal disease had almost twice the risk of developing cardiac disease”.
A second study showed that tooth decay increased the risk for heart disease by one and a half. Further research shows that people who are diabetic are at a greater risk for developing heart disease if they too have periodontal disease. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums in which can lead to periodontal disease.
Also remember that bleeding gums or gum infection can be treated with various surgical or non surgical therapy options, and controlled with regular cleaning dental appointments and a proper home care routine of brushing and flossing.
please have your gums checked before commencing any cosmetic dental treatment,including but not limited to dental veneers, full mouth reconstruction, dental implants, or smile make over.
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About Los Angeles Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Anthony Mobasser
Dr. Mobasser offers state-of-the-art cosmetic dental treatment to his patients in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, santa monica and around the world. He is one of the pioneers of modern cosmetic and aesthetic dentistry and is one of the best experienced and qualified dentists in the world. Dr. Mobasser offers full-mouth reconstruction, cosmetic dentistry, porcelain veneers, sedation dentistry, full-mouth reconstruction, porcelain crowns and bridges, implants, TMJ treatment, smile makeover, and more. To complement his dental training, he also holds degrees in mathematics and engineering. Please visit his website at www.celebritydentist.com.