Jeopardy: It’s No Game- Don’t Put Your Future at Risk!

Jeopardy: It’s No Game- Don’t Put Your Future at Risk!

Bad Breath, Gum Disease, Tooth Decay
PGA Dentistry
September 30, 2013
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Scientists now believe that the common streptococcus bacteria, the type responsible for causing gum disease and tooth plaque, may increase the risk of heart attacks, plaque growth on your heart valves and inflammation of blood vessels that can block the blood supply to your heart and brain.

The link between gum disease and cardiovascular disease has been known for some time, but now scientists believe they finally understand how…

Once bacteria have entered your bloodstream through wounded gums, it creates a protein which causes the platelets in the blood to clump and stick together.

The platelets encase the bacteria, forming a kind of armor that protects the bacteria from both the immune system and antibiotics that might be used to try and treat the infection.

Previous studies have suggested that other oral bacteria, Prevotella intermedia, and Tannerella forsythensis, are also likely to increase the risk of heart attacks- by 35% and 53% respectively.

Systemic links have also been made between gum disease and diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, complications of pregnancy, kidney disease and cancers.

Don’t take unnecessary risks. Please, please brush and floss…and please, please keep your family’s regular recare appointments.

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.