Possible Link between Gum Disease and Serious Health Problems Highlights the Importance of Outstanding Oral Hygiene, Notes Dr. Farzad Feiz

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Commenting on a recent article, a Los Angeles based dentist notes that the possible link between gum disease and other serious health issues underlines the importance of superior oral hygiene habits.

Outstanding oral hygiene can help prevent a variety of health complications.

Dr. Farzad Feiz notes that, while research has yet to solidify the link between gum disease and other potentially deadly health issues, patients can benefit from having good dental hygiene habits...

According to an October 1 article published on the Washington Post, studies show that there is a possible correlation between gum disease and a higher risk of cancer, heart disease, strokes, dementia and other serious health conditions. Dr. Farzad Feiz, lead dentist of Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care, notes that, while research has yet to solidify the link between gum disease and other potentially deadly health issues, patients can benefit from having good dental hygiene habits in many ways. The Los Angeles based dentist goes on to note that patients can incorporate the following oral hygiene practices for optimal results;

Reducing Sugar Intake - Consuming too many sugar-sweetened foods and beverages paired with poor dental hygiene habits can oftentimes lead to tooth decay. If left untreated, Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care note that tooth decay can lead to a variety of more serious dental issues such as damaged or missing teeth that can make eating and even speaking difficult. By simply reducing the amount of sugar patients consume and brushing regularly, the risk of tooth decay and ensuing dental problems is significantly reduced.

Flossing - Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care note that, despite recent confusing news reports, good oral hygiene really can also be achieved by flossing. In some instances, daily brushing may not be enough to effectively remove the remaining plaque or pieces of food that are stuck in between the teeth. Flossing can successfully remove these hard to reach particles and help patients avoid painful and costly oral complications in the future. Flossing also generally promotes clean teeth and fresh breath.

Routine Dentist Visits - Dr. Farzad Feiz notes that in addition to outstanding oral hygiene practices, patients who keep their routine visits to their dentists are more easily able to maintain their oral health and reduce their risk of gingivitis, cavities, and other commonplace dental issues. Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care go on to note that frequent visits can also help patients treat any developing dental issues before they become a major and more costly and time-consuming issue.

Dr. Farzad Feiz of Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care concludes by noting that patients can significantly reduce their risk of serious dental and health issues by simply practicing good oral hygiene habits and keeping their scheduled dentist appointments. Readers who are interested in learning more about Calabasas Dental Group and California Dental Care are encouraged to call the West LA office at (310) 955-4008 or the West San Fernando Valley/Calabasas location at (818) 660-0731. Interested readers can also visit their website at http://www.FeizDental.com.

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