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    Getting rid of Gum Disease helps your heart!

    Last updated 6 months ago

    Check out this article published by Columbia University! Patients with gum disease show increased rates of arterial narrowing, heart attack and stroke! Protect your body by having healthy gums!

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    http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/publications/press_releases/desvarieux2.html

    Gum Disease recently linked to Pancreatic Cancer

    Last updated 6 months ago

    To read this article click the link below:

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/60977.php

     

    The bacteria associated with Gum Disease have been correlated with numerous systemic problems. Some include: heart disease, diabetes and premature birth. A recent study has been published that also links periodontitis (Gum Disease) to pancreatic cancer, the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

     

    Keeping your gums healthy is crucial to keeping your whole body healthy! Call our office today and ask about our LANAP Laser Periodontal Therapy if you think you may be having problems with your gums!

     

    Visit These Sites To Learn More About Gum Disease

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Gum disease affects three out of every four Americans and is a leading factor in adult tooth loss. Explore these online resources for the information you need on gum disease and how it can affect your dental and overall health:

    • In addition to laser treatments, scaling and root planing is an effective treatment for gum disease. WebMD.com explains this procedure in further detail.
    • Diabetics are particularly susceptible to gum disease, and recent evidence shows gum disease may also worsen or trigger diabetes. You can learn more about these findings on Diabetes.org.
    • Preventing gum disease is an important step in preventing endocarditis, or infection of the heart. ScienceDaily.com provides more information about how mouth and heart health are linked.
    • What are the many benefits of the LANAP procedure? Click over to LANAP.com to find out!
    • Pregnancy gingivitis commonly affects women who are pregnant. You can find out how to manage and prevent this condition by visiting AmericanPregnancy.org.

    At Colorado Advanced Dentistry, our focus is on helping you attain and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. We provide comfortable and state-of-the-art treatment, including the LANAP procedure for the treatment of gum disease, in our Lakewood dental office. Visit us on the web or call (720) 420-1103 to find out how Dr. Snitzer and her team can improve your smile today. 

    Understanding the Dangers of Untreated Gum Disease

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Gum disease is a progressive condition that destroys the connective tissues in your mouth. It is one of the leading causes of tooth loss in adults. Left untreated, this bacterial infection does not stay confined to the mouth and can have significant consequences for your overall health.

    Dental Complications
    As gum disease progresses, your gums retract away from your teeth. This leaves pockets where bacteria and plaque can easily accumulate, leading to tooth decay. The loss of protective gum tissues may also cause tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking. If the infection is left unchecked, the connective tissues between the teeth and the jaw will eventually be destroyed. This causes shifting or loose teeth that may fall out or require extraction.

    Cardiovascular Complications
    Gum disease doesn’t end with your gums—bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the gums and travel to the heart. This can lead to endocarditis, an infection of the lining or the valves of the heart. Additionally, those with untreated gum disease are at increased risk for heart attacks, strokes, and other serious cardiovascular issues.

    Pregnancy Complications
    Many women experience pregnancy gingivitis as hormonal changes make them more susceptible to gum disease. Women with untreated gum disease are more likely to deliver pre-term or low-birth-weight babies. This can put your child at risk if they are born before their lungs have had time to sufficiently develop.

    Diabetes Complications
    For those with diabetes, gum disease can present additional complications. Diabetics are more susceptible to infection, meaning it is easier to develop gum disease. Untreated gum disease results in greater difficulty managing blood glucose levels. Furthermore, those with pre-diabetes or a risk of developing diabetes may be at increased risk due to prolonged infection of the gums.

    Don’t leave gum disease untreated—contact Colorado Advanced Dentistry today at (720) 420-1103. Our dental team specializes in state-of-the-art treatment and comfortable gum therapy to eliminate gum disease and improve your smile. Visit us on the web to learn more about our services in Lakewood, CO. 

    A Look at Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

    Last updated 1 year ago

    During pregnancy, your health is important for the health of your developing baby. Women with periodontal disease are at increased risk for pre-term labor and low-birth-weight babies.

    This video explains why periodontal disease causes pre-term labor. When your gums retract from around your teeth, bacteria can easily enter your bloodstream. Your body’s response is to create a chemical that increases your risk of going into labor early. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you can improve your own health and reduce the risk of having a pre-term baby.

    You can prevent gum disease during pregnancy by visiting us at Colorado Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Snitzer and her team specialize in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease for a healthier mouth and body. You can learn more about us and LANAP laser gum treatment by calling (720) 420-1103 or clicking on our website. 



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