Category: gum disease

Women’s Hormonal Changes Linked to Gum Disease

July 27, 2012

A recent review of women’s health studies has shown a link between women’s health issues and gum disease. Hormonal changes that women naturally go through such as puberty, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause have been shown to fluctuate women’s hormones so much so that they can change conditions in the mouth and allow bacteria to grow, enter the bloodstream, and intensify certain health issues such as bone loss, fetal death and pre-term...

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Gum Disease Therapy Denver and News on Plaque and Blood Clots

April 13, 2012

Scientists in Ireland have been tackling an oral bacteria that is related to causing the formation of blood clots and endocarditis, an inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. The bacteria, streptococcus gordonii, is a normal inhabitant of the mouth and contributes to plaque that forms on the surface of teeth. When these bacteria enter into the blood stream through bleeding gums they can create health issues such as...

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Bad Breath Causes Discussed by Denver’s Dr. Radz

December 2, 2011

Bad breath (halitosis) is one of the least attractive oral health problems and can lead to embarrassment as well as be a sign of additional health problems. In fact, a large part of the reason people have bad breath is because they also suffer from gum disease. Unfortunately you can’t cure bad breath with gum, mints or mouth wash alone, more aggressive treatments must be sought out to rid your mouth of foul scents. Bad breath is caused when the...

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Protect Your Teeth and Gums to Protect Your Overall Health

June 27, 2011

While it has long been known that the types of food we put into our mouths have a direct effect upon the health of our bodies, few people really consider how maintaining a healthy smile can lead to a healthier body. The results of these studies indicate that individuals can take steps to an overall healthier lifestyle by developing proper oral hygiene and periodontal care. Regular check-ups and cleanings with a dentist can play a large part in...

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Fight Gum Disease, Stay Healthy with Downtown Denver’s Dr. Radz

January 17, 2011

Gum disease is a ruthless offender. This bacterial infection of the gums attacks healthy tissue with the goal of destroying the bonds that hold teeth and gums together. It also impacts overall health, putting you at risk for serious whole-body complications, including heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, dementia, diabetes complications, and more. At the Downtown Denver office of dentist, lecturer, and author Dr. Gary Radz, we’ll work with you to...

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