Periodontal Disease and stroke and Heart Disease

The American Academy of Periodontology has found that people with gum disease are nearly two times as likely to suffer from coronary heart disease. Furthermore researchers have found that in one scientific study patients with ischemic strokes were more likely to have an oral infection.

Child’s First Dental Visit

According to the Canadian Dental Association, children should be seen by a dental professional by one year of age or within six months of the eruption of the first tooth.  This is beneficial as a dentist can address any dental issues at this time and provide brushing tips to improve the child’s oral health.

For more information follow the link below: http://www.cda-adc.ca/en/oral_health/cfyt/dental_care_children/first_visit.asp

Bruxism

The California Dental Association has identified bruxism, or teeth grinding, as a condition if left untreated can result in painful, loose teeth, which become heavily ground down.  A dental practitioner can provide treatment options such as a night guard, which can minimize the effects of teeth grinding.

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Gingivitis may be more common with women in the second and eighth month of pregnancy resulting is red, tender and puffy gums.  The American Dental Association recommends that teeth may need more cleanings during these stages of pregnancy to improve oral health.