GUM DISEASE - THE SILENT KILLER?
How to know if YOU are affected...
At least 50% of the adult population over age 40 in the United States has some degree of gum disease. That number increases to 80% of all adults. Most people are unaware they have the condition. Gum disease can be life-threatening; it is associated with several serious medical conditions. Healthy gums are crucial to your appearance and overall health. Dr. Rashti is a national expert in treating all stages of gum disease.
According to an 18-year medical study, people with gum disease were twice as likely to die from a heart attack and three times more likely to die from a stroke than people with healthy gums. Don't wait until it's too late- you might first lose your teeth, and then your life.
If you have diabetes and bleeding gums, your chances of dying can increase by 400 to 700%! The good news is that while not curable, gum disease is treatable. The sooner it is discovered, the sooner it can be contained.
Missing teeth are not only an appearance issue. When teeth are missing, patients don’t chew sufficiently and that can result in digestive problems. Dental implants are far more than just cosmetic; they help support the shape and structure of your mouth and face. Regular flossing and dental deep cleanings can add up to six-and-a-half years to your life.
A Harvard study suggests gum disease is strongly linked to pancreatic cancer. That study focused on 63,000 male health care professionals, where a 62 percent increase in pancreatic cancer was shown in those who had periodontal disease. You cannot take care of your overall health while ignoring the condition of your gums.
Studies have linked periodontal disease to conditions including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, pregnancy complications, pneumonia, Alzheimer’s disease, wrinkled skin and erectile dysfunction.
A proper deep cleaning and gum disease treatment must be done by a specialized Periodontist. Contact Dr. Rashti – LA's top expert in the field of gum disease. Call 310.623.3330 or click here to schedule a free consultation to determine if you are affected by gum disease.
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Mahnaz Rashti, DDS
Cosmetic & Periodontal Dentistry
DR. MAHNAZ RASHTI, DDS
Dental Implant 90210
9735 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 307
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212
phone: 310.623.3330, fax 310.550.6049
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