The Top 8 Links…How Poor Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

The Top 8 Links…How Poor Oral Health Impacts Overall Health

Poor Oral Health, Gum Diease, Bleeding Gums
PGA Dentistry
October 14, 2013
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At any age, poor oral health can lead to periodontal (gum) disease, a chronic inflammatory disease which has been linked to a long list of inflammatory conditions including…

  • diabetes

  • heart disease

  • stroke

  • cancer

  • respiratory disease

  • Alzheimer’s

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • osteoporosis


Approximately 75% of adults have some form of gum disease.  Research suggests that it can be transferred to others through saliva, so a simple kiss or just sharing a snack or even blowing on food to cool it down can put children and couples at risk of transmission. Gum disease is often silent- progressing without symptoms- but warning signs may include swollen, red or bleeding gums, mouth infections, and tenderness, bad breath, and loose teeth.  But the good news is that gum disease can almost always be prevented.  If it starts, it can be treated and sometimes even reversed.

It’s important for the whole family to commit to a good oral healthcare regimen, including regular dental checkups.  Together, we can work to help keep you and your family healthy!

PGA Dentistry
January 1, 2020

Dental implants are hugely popular and for many patients, they are the preferred choice for replacing teeth that they have lost or had extracted due to decay or damage. Much of this popularity stems from the unique and superior design of dental implants and the benefits that this affords those who choose to use the solution to restore their smile.

PGA Dentistry
December 30, 2019

Teeth that look both healthy and attractive are one of the most important and desirable physical attributes of the century so far, and the pressure to obtain a picture-perfect smile is very real. Fortunately, no matter what condition your teeth are in, there are cosmetic dentistry solutions that can help you fin­d your smile again, with porcelain veneers one of the most effective for achieving perfectly shaped, white tee­th.

PGA Dentistry
November 30, 2019

A surprising number of people hate the way that their teeth look, and this affects their ability to smile. Some will even go out of their way to avoid showing their teeth at all, covering their mouth with their hand, avoiding speaking in public and eating in company. Sometimes, our confidence is so adversely affected by the appearance of our teeth that we struggle to make eye contact and have trouble engaging in social situations. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way.