“I no longer listen to what people say, I just watch what they do. Behavior never lies.” Winston Churchill
I have written about the negative effects that periodontal disease can have on our systemic health. A large study done by the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, demonstrates that gum disease was highly correlated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and especially vascular dementia. The study suggests that plagues of beta-amyloid proteins a major hallmark of Alzheimers disease were a response to infection from the most common culprit of periodontal disease (porphyromonas gingivalis).
The American Dental Association recommends that routine dental examination and cleanings be performed at least once every 6 months. During that appointment our hygienist and clinician will evaluate the patient for the presence of periodontal disease. This disease is easily treated and amenable to our conservative treatment modalities.
Should you or someone you love have red puffy gums, or bleeding when you brush, call our office for a complimentary periodontal evaluation.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS