New Evidence for Alzheimer's/Gum Disease Link Highlights Need for Routine Dental Hygiene, says Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 General News
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The West Los Angeles area clinic comments on a recent article that teeth and gum issues affect more areas of health than most patients realize.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., May 6, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- An April 23 article on Medindia

showcases the newly discovered link between a serious form of gum disease caused by the bacteria porphyromonas gingivalis and several high-profile illnesses, including Alzheimer's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and aspiration pneumonia. As of now, the link does not indicate causation; however, a mechanism has been found. When this particular type of bacteria travels throughout the body, it releases toxins that are highly dangerous to the surrounding tissues and are associated with the above-mentioned diseases. Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center says that, for people who watch out for their oral health, there is little need for undue concern: this particular form of the bacterium is actually fairly common and it is typically dangerous only when it is left to grow out of control. The clinic adds that regular dental hygiene can therefore severely limit the chances of developing gum disease and reducing the risk of common but devastating illnesses like Alzheimer's.

The clinic notes that unhealthy gums and teeth have long been associated with areas of health that would seem to be well removed from the teeth and gums. In addition to the building evidence linking gum diseases with Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis, poor dental hygiene has been explicitly linked to cardiovascular problems – including heart disease – as well as a multitude of other health problems impacting the cardiovascular system. The periodontal clinic says that while brushing your teeth regularly may not eliminate the risk for developing these illnesses, it can appreciably reduce the odds.

The unfortunate truth, Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center adds, is that many people wait for problems to arise before they take begin to take their dental health seriously. The clinic explains that this kind of thinking is often spurred by concerns over cost, but the sometimes tragic irony is that ignoring problems could very easily lead to very large financial burdens along with the potential for life-threatening diseases. Individuals should be visiting dental professionals routinely and should definitely seek periodontal disease treatment sooner and not later if such unpleasant tell-tale symptoms as bleeding gums or persistent bad breath begin to appear.

Those who would like to find out more about Dr. Soleymani's practice at Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center are encouraged to view the clinic's website at https://www.bhperiodontist.com/, The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 and their office can be reached at (310) 275-4606.

 

SOURCE Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center



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