Oxnard, CA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014
Gallup released a poll last month showing that about 65 percent of Americans didn’t see a dentist in 2013, and Thousand Oaks cosmetic dentists Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad want them to know that they are putting more than just their dental health at risk – they are endangering their overall health as well.
“Digestion starts in the mouth and if we don't take good care of this environment, it may affect our overall health,” Dr. Reshad said. “That is why you need experts to look after you.”
People should not ignore that symptoms of more than just tooth decay and gum disease appear in their mouth, Dr. Jivraj said.
“Numerous scientific studies have shown associations between oral health and a variety of general health conditions – including diabetes and heart disease,” he said.
In fact, the American Medical Association concurs that a “two-way street” exists between oral health and systemic health.
According to the Gallup poll, people who earned more than $120,000 annually were twice as likely to go to the dentist as those who earned less than $12,000.
To help reverse this trend, Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad want people to know 6 health risks they run by having poor oral health:
1. Endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of your heart, called the endocardium. Endocarditis usually occurs when bacteria from another part of your body, such as your mouth, spread through your bloodstream and attach to damaged areas in your heart.
2. Cardiovascular disease such as heart disease, clogged arteries and stroke might be linked to the inflammation and infections caused by oral bacteria.
3. Premature birth and low birth weight have been linked to gum and bone disease, called periodontitis.
4. Diabetes reduces your body’s resistance to infection, putting your gums at risk. Gum disease appears to be more severe and frequent among people who have diabetes. People who have gum disease have a harder time controlling their blood sugar levels.
5. Alzheimer’s disease may be more prevalent in those who lose teeth before age 35 and those with oral bacterial infections.
6. Pancreatic and head-and-neck cancer have both been linked to oral bacteria.
These are reasons why it is important to see a dentist regularly. Prosthodontists, like Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad, have had extensive training in not only replacing teeth, but finding the underlying causes of tooth loss and other dental ailments.
Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad, both award-winning prosthodontists and two of the best cosmetic dentists, specialize in implant, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry. Each is former chairman of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry’s Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry section, and both are international lecturers and published authors.
Dr. Jivraj earned his degree at the University of Manchester in his native England. He received advanced prosthodontic training at the USC School of Dentistry. He has published numerous articles on aesthetic and implant dentistry in peer-reviewed journals, and has presented on implant dentistry and advanced prosthodontic procedures nationally and internationally.
Dr. Jivraj is co-author of the textbook “Treatment Planning in Implant Dentistry,” which is used around the world. He is on the editorial board of the highly prestigious Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, ad hoc reviewer for the Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry and is associate clinical editor for Dental Teamwork magazine.
He currently holds a faculty position as an associate clinical professor at the USC School of Dentistry, clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute in London and is on the board of directors for the British Academy of Restorative Dentistry.
Jivraj was voted “Best of USA” by his peers in 2008.
His partner at the Anacapa Dental Art Institute is Dr. Mamaly Reshad, who trained at Kings College Dental School followed by the Eastman Dental Institute in London.
Dr. Reshad is an internationally known prosthodontist who has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and textbooks on various topics related to prosthodontics, aesthetics and implant dentistry.
Dr. Reshad is on the editorial board for the Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry. He is an honorary clinical teacher at the Eastman Dental Institute and a member of the faculty of the Global Institute for Dental Education.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has been offering quality dental care treatments since 1996. The team specializes in implant, prosthodontic, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. It also offers gentle dental care treatments for patients aged 50 and above.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has two new state-of-the-art training and dental offices: one in Oxnard and the other in Woodland Hills, Calif.
The Oxnard location, at 2821 North Ventura Road, Bldg H, has 3,600 square feet encompassing six treatment rooms, an in-house dental lab and a state-of-the-art teaching center.
The on-site teaching center includes a high-tech suite where dentists can observe patient treatments. Courses have been arranged for dentists from China, Japan, India and South America.
The Woodland Hills office, at 6325 Topanga Canyon Boulevard, No. 513, is 1,500 square feet and features an in-house dental lab catering to patients in and around Los Angeles.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute has a staff of 11, which includes the two prosthodontists, a root canal specialist, a general dentist, two hygienists, three dental assistants and two receptionists.
The Anacapa Dental Art Institute provides the following procedures in Oxnard and Woodland Hills, which are in Ventura County:
● All-on-Four (All on 4) dental implants
● All-on-Six (All on 6) dental implants
● Mini dental implants
● Teeth in a Day
● Teeth in an Hour
● Full mouth reconstruction
● Teeth whitening
● Invisalign teeth straightening
● Sedation dentistry
● Cosmetic dentures (“facelift”)
Those looking for Oxnard or Woodland Hills cosmetic dentistry services can get more information about Dr. Jivraj and Dr. Reshad at Dentalimplantsventura.com.