Gum Disease may cause other Health Problems | Palm Harbor Dentist

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Gum disease as well as poor oral hygiene may be more detrimental to your health than you think. It turns out oral issues can be linked to other life threatening diseases.

  • Hurting your Heart. Individuals with gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease. Harmful bacteria from your mouth enter your blood stream and attaches to fatty plaques in your heart’s blood vessels. Ultimately leading to inflammation in which makes you more prone to clots that may trigger heart attacks.
  • Memory Loss. Researchers have found that there may be a close link to poor oral health with an increased risk of dementia. Oral bacteria may spread to the brain through cranial nerves that connect to the jaw and may contribute to a type of plaque that has been linked to Alzheimer’s.
  • Individuals with diabetes are more like to have periodontal disease than those without diabetes. Gum disease makes it harder to control you blood sugar, resulting in a high chance for diabetic issues.
  • Breathing issues. Individuals with poor hygiene are hurting their respiratory systems. Gum disease may increase your risk of respiratory infections such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Fertility. Women with gum disease take an average two months longer to conceive a child that those who don’t have gum disease.

For more information on how you can prevent or treat gum disease call Dr. Lieberman in North Palm Harbor, FL at 727-785-8017 or visit www.dentist-lieberman.com.

Dr. Lieberman also proudly accepts patients from North Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs, New Port Richey, Trinity, and surrounding areas.