February marks American Heart Month, dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of heart disease. Keeping your heart healthy, however, is a lifelong practice. So what does your dental health have to do with your cardiovascular wellbeing? More than you may think, actually. A plethora of studies examining oral-systemic health (the relationship between your oral… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Gum Disease
Austin Dentist Explores the Damages of Gum Disease
Chances are that you’ve heard of gum disease. In fact, there is also a good chance that gum disease has affected you or someone you know. Approximately 80% of adults in America have gum disease to some degree, from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis. The infection begins with the excessive formation of plaque, which consists… Read more »
Hey, Gums, Where are You Going?
Many people seem to be under the impression that gum disease is a natural occurrence and should be considered inevitable. Granted, gum disease is common; around 80% of adults in America have some form of the chronic disease, and it remains the number one cause of adult tooth loss. However, its prevalence among us does… Read more »