The Link Between Gum And Heart Diseases

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malesmilePeriodontist Joseph R. Nemeth, D.D.S. recognizes American Heart Month this February and reminds patients with bleeding gums in the Metro Detroit area about the link between gum disease and heart disease. Dr. Nemeth is specially trained and certified to administer a gentle laser gum disease treatment called the LANAP® protocol that eliminates periodontitis without cutting and stitching the gum tissue.

During American Heart Month this February, Dr. Joseph R. Nemeth wants to remind area patients of the scientific link between gum disease and heart disease. Gum disease is a relatively common disease that causes symptoms like gum inflammation or bleeding, and painful teeth or receding gums. Dr. Nemeth is proud to offer a patient-friendly treatment option for those suffering from gum disease in the Metro Detroit area through the LANAP® protocol.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, people with gum disease are nearly twice as likely to develop heart disease. Researchers found that the bacteria that cause gingivitis enter the bloodstream through the gums and travel to other organs, potentially wreaking havoc throughout the body. They found that people who had higher levels of the bacteria in their mouths were more likely to develop deposits of fat and other substances, known as plaque, in their arteries.

Bleeding gums is usually the first sign of a periodontal infection, and can be an indicator of serious dental concern. Causes can range from hormonal changes with pregnancy, menopause, or adolescence, to problems with brushing techniques.

To treat gum disease, Dr. Nemeth uses the Periolase-7™ laser to target infection along the gum line. The patented computer-guided laser eliminates pockets of infection and damaged gum tissue, leaving strong healthy gums in place after the quick, minimally invasive LANAP® surgery. Even better, the laser heat stimulates increased bone density beneath the roots of the teeth, for stronger, firmer teeth.

For more information about the warning signs of gum disease, including bleeding gums, call the office at 248-357-3100. Or, visit the office on the web at to learn more about LANAP®, the exciting laser gum disease treatment that Dr. Nemeth uses to improve his patients’ oral health in Michigan and the Detroit areas.

About the Practice

Joseph R. Nemeth, D.D.S. & Associates is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Southfield, MI. Dr. Nemeth has been serving patients for over 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan Dental School, and completed graduate study in periodontics at New York University. Dr. Nemeth belongs to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. Dr. Nemeth is also a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the North American Society of Periodontists, and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. To learn more about Joseph R. Nemeth, D.D.S. & Associates and their dental services visit their website at, or call 248-357-3100.

Doctor Reminds Patients Of The Link Between Gum Disease And Diabetes

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toothIn honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, Dr. Robert E. Danz reminds patients that a link exists between gum disease and diabetes. This makes November is a good time for patients to visit their Hudson, NY dentist.

Dr. Robert E. Danz celebrates Diabetes Awareness Month by educating patients. One of the factors connected with diabetic risk is gum disease. Unfortunately, gum infections rarely cause pain in the early stages, leading patients to believe that it is not a serious concern. Actually, gum problems are significant. They can lead to increased oral problems and have been linked with many health complications, such as diabetes, cancer, stroke, heart disease, and other issues. Rather than wait for problems to worsen, Dr. Danz recommends patients visit a Hudson, NY dentist for the treatment they need.

Gum disease begins with bacterial plaque on the teeth and under the gums. This plaque hardens into tartar, or calculus. The hardened material irritates the gums, and in response they turn a darker color and begin bleeding more easily than normal. As calculus builds, it leaves a growing gap between the gums and teeth, creating pockets for bacteria to thrive. At this point, the gum disease has progressed far enough that it will not heal without treatment. Eventually, the pockets extend along the roots of the teeth until the bacteria infect the bone in the sockets, creating bone loss. If left untreated, it can cause the teeth to loosen and potentially require extractions. Throughout the progression of disease, bacteria can travel to infect other areas of the body through the bloodstream.

It is unnecessary for patients to endure gum disease. Regular dental examinations are enough to catch the disease in its early stages. Before it becomes severe, Dr. Danz performs treatment, such as the LANAP® protocol. This laser procedure eliminates the diseased tissue and loosens calculus to aid in removal. In as little as a single visit, patients undergoing treatment with this leading Hudson, NY dentist are put firmly on the road to recovery. Treatment requires no cutting, stitches, or grafting. It is minimally invasive, and healing afterward involves almost no swelling and very little discomfort.

Those who want more information about the link between oral health and diabetes, or about the LANAP® protocol, are encouraged to visit Dr. Danz’s website. He also invites anyone who is looking for a Hudson, NY dentist to contact his office. With a personal consultation, he can respond to individual questions.

About the Doctor

Robert E. Danz, DDS is a general dentist offering personalized dental care for Hudson, NY gum disease patients. Not only does Dr. Danz run his own practice, he is involved in his community. Dr. Danz received his dental degree from the New York University College of Dentistry after earning his bachelor’s degree from Long Island University. He has also taken numerous postgraduate education courses, specifically focusing on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Danz is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Robert E. Danz, DDS and his dental services, visit his website at and call (518) 444-4215.

Treating Gum Disease May Help The Heart

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smileGum disease, which happens when sticky, bacteria-laden film builds up and hardens around the teeth, has been linked to cardiovascular disease.

Gum disease has long been linked to heart disease. New research suggests that for people with both conditions, treating the gum disease may lower their health care costs and the number of times they end up in the hospital, reports the November 2014 Harvard Heart Letter.

Gum disease begins when the sticky, bacteria-laden film known as plaque builds up around your teeth. Daily tooth brushing and flossing and regular cleanings by a dentist or hygienist can prevent and even reverse gingivitis, the earliest form of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). Left untreated, gingivitis can turn into gum disease. The gums pull back from the root of the tooth, creating a tiny pocket that gradually widens. Eventually, the infection and inflammation attack the tissue that holds the tooth to the jawbone, which can cause the tooth to loosen and possibly fall out.

A study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reviewed the medical and dental records of people who had gum disease in addition to cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease (usually a stroke), or another chronic health problem. People who had at least one periodontal disease treatment had lower medical costs and fewer hospitalizations within four years of the treatment compared with people who weren’t treated. For cardiovascular or cerebrovascular disease, health care costs were between 10% and 40% lower.

Treating gum disease reduces the body’s burden of infection and inflammation, which seems to help people respond better to treatments for other health conditions, like heart disease, says periodontist Dr. Alpdogan Kantarci of the Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Institute, a not-for-profit research organization focused on oral health. “As we’re always telling our physician colleagues, ‘Make sure your patients are getting regular dental care,’ because we may be able to help improve their overall health,” Dr. Kantarci says.

Read the full-length article: “Treating gum disease: Save your smile, help your heart?”

Also in the November 2014 Harvard Heart Letter:

* Exercise: The best medicine to slow aging

* Treating narrowed arteries in the neck

* For heart health, less salt makes the most sense

The Harvard Heart Letter is available from Harvard Health Publications, the publishing division of Harvard Medical School, for $20 per year. Subscribe at or by calling 877-649-9457 (toll-free).

Does Sugar-Free Gum Helps Prevent Cavities?

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From Your Health Journal…..”I love the New York Times blog, and in today’s article review, we will be looking at a great post by Anahad O’Connor asking, Does Sugar-Free Gum Helps Prevent Cavities? Anahad examines to claims by the sugar free gum products that their gum helps clean and protect teeth while preventing cavities. The article continues by discussing xylitor, which is a natural sweetener found in gum that fights cavity forming bacteria, but the article states how this natural sweetener all alone may not be fighting the cavities, rather, the act of chewing gum may be doing the trick. One study concluded that while xylitol itself may not be so protective, the increased salivary flow caused by chewing gum may be beneficial, as it rinses away plaque and acid. What is your opinion? For me, not sure, although I do enjoy the sugar free gum more – but chewing gum does seem to help fight cavities. Please visit the New York Times site (link provided below) to read the entire article.”

From the article…..


Cleans and protects teeth. Helps prevent cavities. So say the most popular brands of sugar-free gum. But do their claims stand up to scrutiny?

Many brands contain an additive called xylitol, a natural sweetener known to fight cavity-causing bacteria. In practice, though, it’s not clear that xylitol has much impact. Some research suggests that while sugar-free gum does prevent cavities, xylitol per se is not responsible. Instead, it is the act itself of chewing gum that seems to prevent cavities.

One new study, published this month in The Journal of the American Dental Association, seems to confirm this. The largest and most thorough look at the subject to date, the study tracked 691 adults recruited from dental clinics around the country for three years. The subjects were randomly assigned to groups consuming xylitol lozenges five times a day or a similar tasting placebo.

Ultimately, those who received the xylitol had no statistically significant reduction in cavities, a finding that came as a surprise, said Dr. James D. Bader of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. “We assumed there was a reasonably good chance that xylitol was going to be effective,” he said.

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