Research has long found links between gum disease and strokes, diabetes, bacterial lung infections, heart disease and problems with pregnancy but there is now a risk that gum disease and dementia could be connected.
Drayton dentists Debbie Paramani and Vasiliki Stamatoukou say the very thought of visiting a dental practice is enough to make grown men’s knees tremble but does this fear truly reflect 21st century dentistry?
The health of our teeth and gums is linked to many other life conditions including strokes, diabetes, bacterial lung infections, dementia, low birth-weight and premature babies, and heart disease, among others. In fact, as many as 20 serious illnesses have been linked to gum disease, says Drayton dentist, Vasiliki Stamatoukou. Our mouth provides a gateway window to the health of our bodies and as such it is vitally important we take good care of it. The health of our teeth and gums impacts us in lots of ways that many of us would never have imagined.
Before seeking out your Valentine this year, make sure your oral health is up to a loveable standard, say our Drayton dentists. Bad breath has topped the list of reasons putting people off asking for second dates, research has shown.