Friday, January 18, 2013

Mouth-Health Connection

   Health Links & Periodontal Disease. Whats the Big Deal?

 National Museum of Dentistry

 Currently Periodontal disease has been linked to other health problems such as: Respiratory problems, Diabetes, Heart Disease, some cancers and low birth-weight babies.
The diagnosis of Periodontal disease can be alarming, especially when you learn how other systemic diseases are also linked with Periodontal problems, says Dr. Vijaya Cherukuri from her Chino, California Dental
Not only are there links to health concerns with Periodontal Disease, but in general it is easier to find the manifestations of disease in the mouth, Dr.Cherukuri goes on to explain. Often your dentist is the one who is able to spot and diagnose other conditions as well. When that happens, your dentist will refer you to your medical provider for follow up blood work. It is why it is important to see your dentist on a regular basis.
While the diagnosis of periodontal disease may seem unsettling, the good news is that Periodontal disease is many times controllable and it is good to know your dentist is looking out for more than just your teeth.

Another great reason to see your dentist on a regular basis!

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