Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) February 21, 2014
American Heart Month has inspired Dr. Scott Silverstein and Dr. Matthew Parker of Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants to spend February raising awareness on the link between gum disease and heart disease. Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker normally recommend that patients watch for signs of periodontal disease and seek treatment quickly, and this month, they are reminding patients that putting off treatment can have serious impacts on overall health. Patients who do notice signs of gum disease may avoid serious long-term consequences by visiting Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker for preventive or corrective periodontal treatment in Cincinnati.
Although the relationship between gum disease and heart disease is not yet well understood, research indicates that a connection between the conditions may exist, so Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker recommend that patients seek treatment to reduce the potential risk. Periodontal disease and heart disease share many risk factors, showing a correlation between them. Research shows that the bacteria that cause gum disease can have harmful effects in other parts of the body once they enter the bloodstream. The bacteria may cause platelet clumping, clotting, and inflammation, which may heighten the risk of heart disease.
Sometimes, patients can prevent periodontal disease and the associated health risks with good oral hygiene habits. A healthy diet and regular brushing and flossing can lower the likelihood of the condition developing. People who smoke can lower their risk of contracting periodontal disease by quitting. People with diabetes, who have a higher risk of developing gum disease, may be able to prevent the condition by paying special attention to their oral health. People who develop periodontal disease despite their best efforts can still defend their health by seeking treatment from the Cincinnati periodontics experts at Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants.
Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker encourage people who are concerned with their heart health during American Heart Month to remember the association between gum disease and heart disease, pay attention to their oral health, and schedule a consultation. The Cincinnati periodontics experts at Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants offer numerous procedures to treat the various stages of periodontal disease. Anyone who needs more information on gum disease symptoms or treatment options is welcome to visit Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker’s office or call them today.
About the Practice
Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants is a periodontal practice offering patients personalized dental care in Cincinnati and Milford Ohio. Dr. Silverstein and Dr. Parker are part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. They are both active members of the American Board of Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology. To learn more about Ohio Valley Center for Periodontics & Implants and their dental services visit their website at http://www.cincinnati-periodontist.com and call their Cincinnati location at 513-334-5997 and their Milford location at 513-334-5997.