Sunday, September 21, 2008
This is the third posting in a series on the mouth-body health link. In past postings we have looked at the emerging evidence linking gum disease to heart disease and stroke. Today, we take on another serious health condition: diabetes. Research has suggested that diabetes increases your risk for gum disease, cavaties, dry mouth, tooth loss, and a variety of other oral health issues. Conversely, poor oral health can make diabetes much more difficult to manage. Oral infections may cause increases in your blood sugar and that will require an increase in insulin to keep it under control. Next the "mouth-body" series: pregnancy complications.
Posted by The Doctors of Ameridontics at 10:30 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Medical studies have suggested a link between oral infections and people diagnosed with acute cerebrovascular ischemia were found more likely to suffer with gum disease than the control group. The purpose of these postings are not to scare you, but to make you aware that gum disease can have serious consequences beyond oral health. The good news is that treating your gum disease has never been more patient-friendly. With the LANAP procedure, there's no surgical cutting or stitches. There's no long recovery time either. If we sound passionate about the LANAP procedure it's because we are! Next time we will look at the relationship between gum disease and diabetes.
Posted by The Doctors of Ameridontics at 10:01 AM
Monday, September 15, 2008
Today, we start a series of postings on the "mouth-body" health link. In this series we will look at how infections caused by gum disease can play havoc throughout the body. The evidence is continuing to mount that supports a link between gum disease and serious health conditions. Today, we look at America's leading cause of death: Heart Disease. Several theories exist to explain the link between heart disease and gum disease. One leading theory suggests that oral bacteria once in the blood stream can adversely affect the function of the heart. Another theory suggests that inflammation caused by periodontal disease increases plaque build-up. The connection is serious: researchers have found people who suffer with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary disease than those not suffering with gum disease. Next posting we will examine the link between gum disease and stroke
Posted by The Doctors of Ameridontics at 8:34 PM
Thursday, September 4, 2008
An informed patient is a confident patient...that's always been the philosophy of the Doctors of Ameridontics since day one. That's one of the big reasons that Ameridontics members offer a free consultation to prospective patients. Of course, the consultation will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure. Not everyone is. But just as important, is that the consultation is a great opportunity to meet with your Ameridontics dentist and have all of your questions answered about LANAP. Knowing what to expect from the procedure really removes any anxiety you might have about having your gum disease treated. It is the Ameridontics goal to eliminate the "Fear Factor" associated with treating your gum disease. If you would like a free consultation with an Ameridontics Dentist please call (888) FIT-GUMS.
Posted by The Doctors of Ameridontics at 11:03 AM