Thursday, 2 April 2015

Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health - Maryland Dentist

Dangers Of Plaque & Gingivitis To Your Health

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Sticky bacterial plaque that builds up on your teeth can cause inflammation and bleeding gums and jeopardize your dental health. Additionally, bacterial plaque found in your mouth can threaten your OVERALL HEALTH!

A growing body of research finds that bacteria and inflammation in your mouth are also linked to other problems, including heart attack and dementia, and may well jeopardize your overall health.

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Scientists have found links between periodontal disease and a number of other problems, including

             Heart Disease
             Diabetes
             Dementia
             Rheumatoid Arthritis

Experts believe that oral bacteria can escape into the bloodstream and damage major organs.


Inflammation is probably a common factor according to experts. Periodontal disease, marked by inflammation, may increase inflammation throughout the body. Inflammation is the underlying problem in heart disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Diabetes


People who have Diabetes are more likely than people who don't have diabetes to have gum disease. Why? Again, inflammation may be partly to blame. And, those with diabetes are more likely to contract any infections, including gum disease.

Dementia


Gum disease has also been found to raise the risk of dementia later in life.

Researchers have found that periodontal problems may also be associated with milder cognitive impairment, such as memory problems that make activities of daily life more difficult. In a recent study, participants who had the worst gum disease scored the worst on memory tests and calculations.

Rheumatoid Arthritis


People with RA are more likely to have periodontal disease, 
Chronic inflammation is common to both conditions.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disease marked by inflammation and painful joints. 

Although scientists haven't found evidence that one condition causes the other, a 2009 study found that people with a severe form of RA had less pain, swelling, and morning stiffness after their periodontal disease was treated.

What can you do to prevent gum disease and protect your overall health


Practice good oral hygiene habits daily!

Brush 2 times a day and floss regularly.

Avoid sticky, sugary foods that can cause tooth decay.

Visit your dentist for professional cleanings and have them advise you on what is a good cleaning schedule for you!

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Dr. Shatergholi is a dentist in Bowie, Maryland, who treats bleeding gums, gum disease and gingivitis through a wide range of general dentistry treatments.


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  2. Plaque is that nasty stuff that stays on your teeth if you don't brush. Like you said, it is important to always brush your teeth. If you don't, then you are putting yourself at risk for dental complications. I would suggest that you go to the dentist a couple times a year to have checkups done. http://www.bellerivedental.com

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  3. Nice one post with helpful information for everyone. keep yourself healthy with sparkling smile.
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