Yoli C. Di Giulio DMD, a Bend Dentist, Celebrates Dental Hygiene Month

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October is Dental Hygiene Month and Dr Di Giulio, a Bend Dentist, is celebrating by offering a $100 New Patient Credit to all new patients who schedule an appointment between now an December 31, 2010.

"Poor dental hygiene is more than bleeding gums, bad breath, and lost teeth. It may kill you or a loved one."

October is Dental Hygiene Month and Dr Yoli Di Giulio, a Bend dentist, is celebrating by offering a $100 New Patient Credit to all new patients who schedule an appointment before December 31,2010.

Professional cleanings and dental exams can help prevent serious cardiovascular disease. Many of the world's leading scientists believe there is a direct link between gum disease and heart attack, stroke, and plaque formation. Dr Di Giulio, a Temple University School of Dentistry trained dentist, states that "oral bacteria , in the form of periodontal disease, can have deleterious affects on the heart and brain's blood vessels and vital tissues." When intra-oral hygiene is poor, aggressive oral bacteria can enter into the blood stream and establish residency in the heart and brain's blood vessels. In fact, live bacteria, called P. gingivalis and A. actinomycetemcomitans, have been found by researchers in the plaque that causes heart attack and stroke. The working theory is that when gums and teeth are neglected, the gum tissue becomes red and swollen. They often bleed with simple and light touch like chewing and brushing. This gives the oral bacteria, that develop as result of poor dental hygiene, the opportunity to enter the bloodstream. Dr DiGiulio, a Bend dentist, states that the culprit bacteria find a home in critical blood vessel plaque, cause inflammation and contribute to clot formation. Coronary artery disease is characterized by a thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries due to the buildup of fatty proteins. Blood clots can obstruct normal blood flow, restricting the amount of nutrients and oxygen required for the heart to function properly. This may lead to heart attack and stroke.

Poor dental hygiene is more than bleeding gums, bad breath, and lost teeth. It may kill you or a loved one. Take your dental health seriously. Dr Di Giulio, a Bend dentist, suggests brushing and flossing properly and often. Regular professional dental cleanings and exams can not only help you maintain a beautiful and healthy smile, these simple hygienic practices may prevent serious cardiovascular disease. Call your dentist today.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr Di Giulio and receive a $100 New Patient Credit call 541.389.2885 or learn more about her practice online.

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