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Fred H. Peck, DDS, FAACD
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Regular tooth cleanings together with periodontal therapy might just prolong your life, as per the most recent research by dental professionals.

As strange as it may sound, an infection in your gums may travel throughout your body to other internal organs, including your heart, digestive system, and lungs. This is why it is more vital than ever to go for routine dental check-ups and ensure that your periodontal wellness is constantly managed.

Periodontal disease and inadequate oral hygiene could be symptoms of early death, as outlined by Dr. Michael F. Roizen in his classic book Real Age: Are You as Young as You Can Be?

That’s simply because gingivitis has been associated with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, intestinal problems, osteoporosis, and immune problems. Young men who possessed a maximum oral hygiene index of 6 (0 shows ideal oral hygiene and 6 inadequate oral hygiene) possessed a 3-4 times greater risk of dying sooner than individuals that had a hygiene index of 0. Also, young men with periodontitis had an almost three fold higher probability of dying from heart disease.

The term periodontal stands for “around the tooth”. Periodontal disease is a persistent bacterial infection which affects the gumline and bone supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can impact one tooth or several teeth. It starts when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, translucent film which constantly forms on your teeth) triggers the gums to become swollen.

If you have noticed that you could have gum disease, see the dentist to have an examination now.