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Gum Disease may cause other Health Problems | Palm Harbor Dentist


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

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.

Picking the Right Dentist for You and Your Family | Palm Harbor Family Dentist


When choosing the dentist for you and your family, there are a lot of things you should consider. There are many factors that will affect your overall experience every time you go to the doctor. Here are a few things that may come in handy when you make your decision:

  • The amount of years the practice has been in operation
  • The extent of the dentist’s training and clinical experience. You want to feel confident and safe being worked on by the individual that you chose.
  • The dentist’s referral process. Some dentists may not offer certain procedures, and so you may need to be referred to specialty dentists.
  • Figure out which procedures you would like to see as far as your dental desires concern.
  • Their emergency care policy is very important.
  • Do some research on how other patients felt about the experience. That way you know what to expect when going in.
  • Talk about patient comforts which include pre-medication or nitrous oxide.
  • Talk about dental insurance
  • Location is a necessity especially for emergency procedures
  • Finally, see how comfortable you’ll be with the dentist. They will be touching the insides of your mouth and so it’s only normal that you want to feel comfortable around him or her.

For more information about how family dentistry will benefit your family call Dr. Lieberman in Palm Harbor, FL at 727-785-8017 or visit

Dr. Lieberman of Palm Harbor, FL also proudly accepts patients from Clearwater, Oldsmar, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Eastlake, and surrounding areas.