Take Care of Your Heart and Avoid Periodontal Disease NY

Spring fever is in the air— hemlines and heart rates are rising along with the temperature. As we all begin to bare a little more skin during the warmer months this spring, you can ensure that the neighbor next door is the only one stealing your heart by taking better care of your gums. Although people usually associate eating low cholesterol foods and engaging in aerobic exercises with maintaining maximum heart health, your heart may not beat in mint condition if you develop periodontal disease in New York City.  

Timothy Chase, D.M.D. and Kevin Loshak, D.D.S. offer a variety of treatments for periodontal disease in New York at their dental practice, SmilesNY. Pocket eliminating surgery and scaling and root planning in NYC may be necessary surgical treatments for advanced stages of periodontal disease, but periodontal disease is easily preventable with proper and regular oral hygiene in New York. Patients may experience red, swollen, and tender gums that bleed during brushing or flossing at the early stages of periodontal disease in NY, but at this stage, continuous brushing, regular flossing, and the use of mouth wash will reverse this stage of the disease and reduce these symptoms. Once gums pull away or recede from the teeth, pus gathers between the gums and the teeth, and teeth become loose, more invasive treatments become necessary.

Besides dental health, your heart health is also dependent upon having healthy gums. Recent research linking periodontal health to cardiac health indicates that people with periodontal disease are nearly twice as likely to develop coronary artery disease! The bacterial infection that causes periodontal disease in New York can enter the bloodstream. Should this occur, new infections can develop in vital organs, including the heart and potentially increase the risk of other diseases and health problems, such as repertory disease, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Inadequate oral hygiene seems like a small failing in comparison to other pressing issues throughout your daily life, but periodontal disease in NY in its later stages comes with grave consequences.

Take advantage of the extra daylight this spring season to dedicate a little more attention to brushing, flossing, and gargling. Your heart may beat a little faster for the rising hemlines and temperature, but it continues beating thanks to your dedicated daily oral hygiene in NYC. Dr. Chase, Dr. Roth, Dr. Jackier, Dr. Loshak, and their staff look forward to discussing any questions or concerns you may have about preventing periodontal disease in New York. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.752.6537, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Chase.