While breast cancer is only one of the many health concerns that may be related to gum disease, it is a reminder of how intertwined oral health is to the wellbeing of the body as a whole.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 09, 2016
According to an article published February 25th on Dallas County News, a new study indicates that women with gum disease may have a significantly higher incidence of breast cancer than women with no oral health concerns. According to Los Angeles based dental clinic Medical Center Dental Care, while breast cancer is only one of the many health concerns that may be related to gum disease, it is a reminder of how intertwined oral health is to the wellbeing of the body as a whole. Gum disease, or periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the mouth which is caused by microorganisms contained in dental plaque and which involves numerous harmful and unpleasant symptoms, notes the dental clinic. They add that, studies indicated that gum disease may also often contribute to heart disease because bacteria from infected gums may enter the bloodstream and attach itself to blood vessels. While there is still much left to be learned about the interaction between gum disease and other illnesses, the dental clinic notes that any health practice which experts believe may reduce the risk of heart disease or cancer is worth noting.
Medical Center Dental Care notes that, when it comes to oral health, preventative care is the most important option for patients and their families to consider. The clinic notes that they pay particular attention to instructing patients and their families on correct brushing and flossing routines. The clinic further explains that, if patients carefully maintain effective oral hygiene routines, including visiting their dentist for regularly scheduled cleanings, they can expect fewer oral health concerns, including cavities and periodontal problems.
Children are particularly interesting patients, notes the dental center. Because children tend to inherit the oral hygiene habits of their parents, it is not only essential for parents to play an active role in ingraining healthy oral care habits in the home, but for children to have regularly scheduled dental appointments, ideally with a children’s dental specialist. Dr. Magnolia Becker is one such specialist, with more than 15 years of experience providing excellent dental care, notes Medical Center Dental Care. With a kind heart and a compassionate approach to dentistry, Medical Center Dental Care notes that Dr. Becker is an exceptional choice for parents to make when considering which dentist to bring their children to.
Medical Center Dental Care has received numerous positive reviews by former and current patients, and currently maintains a five-star rating on Yelp, the community ratings website. For additional information about Medical Center Dental Care, or to schedule an appointment today, please call their offices at (818) 452-0038 or visit the practice’s website at http://www.MC-WestHillsDentalCare.com.