Many patients have similar questions about general dental procedures, oral hygiene, and basic terminology. Following are a few of the common questions we hear, along with the answers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you may have.
How often should I see the dentist for a checkup and cleaning?
What is gum disease?
What causes tooth decay?
What is the relationship between periodontal disease and heart disease?
What’s interesting is that when periodontitis is treated, there is less C-reactive protein circulating around the body and less in the coronary arteries.
The other finding is that the specific bacteria associated with periodontal disease has been found in the heart. There’s only one place that bacteria could have come from, and that’s the periodontal pocket – a key reason to maintain your oral health.
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