Gum Disease


Posted in Gum Disease, News and Information, Oral Systemic Health

The founder of the Mayo Health Clinic, Dr. Charles Mayo, has been quoted as saying: “Taking care of your teeth and gums can increase your life-expectancy by 10 years.” The team at Fulbright Cosmetic and Reconstructive Dentistry wholeheartedly agrees. The evidence and correlations between gum disease and serious medical problems keep mounting , and the results are alarming. Gum disease and other oral diseases produce chronic low-grade inflammation in the body, which greatly increases the risk of stroke, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, sleep apnea, liver and kidney diseases, cancer, and many other conditions. This systemic inflammation is sometimes referred…

Posted in Gum Disease, News and Information, Oral Systemic Health

Did you know that an estimated 80% of adults in America have periodontal (gum) disease? In fact, most people will experience the condition at some point in their lives. Gum disease is the most common source of inflammation in the body. Individuals often may not even know they have it until it has progressed to advanced stages. Periodontal disease and Gingivitis are caused by infectious bacteria present in the mouth and are contagious. Gum disease can cause bleeding and irritated gums, chronic bad breath, loose teeth, and even tooth loss. But much more importantly, it has also been connected with…