The earlier the intervention, however, the better the chance of preventing serious oral health problems.
WEST COVINA, Calif. (PRWEB) February 11, 2019
A January 30th article on The Conversation reports on studies indicating that gum disease, aka gingivitis and periodontitis, is likely a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, with the risk doubling when gum disease persists for over ten years. The article noted that one study showed that bacteria linked to periodontal disease had spread from test mice’s mouths to their brains, which then resulted in symptoms similar to Alzheimer’s disease. West Covina dental office A-Z Dental Care says that, while Alzheimer’s disease is a complex illness associated with a number of factors, individuals can minimize their risks for developing conditions that are linked with gum disease, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease, by maintaining proper dental hygiene.
The office says that, in order to keep gum disease at bay, it’s important for everyone to brush their teeth and floss regularly, as well as getting their routine dental checkups and cleaning twice a year. A-Z Dental Care says this ensures that any issues can be addressed as early as possible in order to prevent minor decay from turning into a host of far worse problems. Although many may be tempted skip over teeth brushing before bed every now and then and failing to schedule the next dental appointment is all too easy, the consequences that come with catching a problem too late is just not worth it, says A-Z Dental Care. When issues such as tooth decay are not dealt with quickly, the office says that they can cause a snowball effect where the loss of teeth can lead to bone loss, harming the supporting structure of teeth and making the word for further tooth. In these cases, dental implants are often part of a complex reconstructive solution. The office says that the earlier the intervention, however, the better the chance of preventing serious oral health problems.
A-Z Dental Care notes that one of the most common reasons people tend to put off their routine dental checkups is due to concerns about the cost of care. The office says that it aims to provide care at a price that won’t scare patients on a budget. It adds that it works with most insurance providers, and often offers special discounts and payment plans. The clinic says that when people choose to forgo treatment due to cost, their problems will only get worse and become much more expensive over time, the office concludes.
Readers throughout the San Gabriel Valley and Southern California who are interested in learning more about A-Z Dental Care in West Covina can call 626-966-8408 or visit the clinic’s website at https://www.atozdentalcare.com/.