Periodontal disease Mission Viejo

Dental hygiene is linked to more than the quality of your smile. Modern research has shown an increasingly strong link between poor oral health and other medical conditions. Periodontal disease may contribute to or increase the chance of developing diabetes and heart disease. Poor gum health may also lead to a higher chance for stroke.

Dr. Robert Milner has nearly 30 years of experience treating periodontal disease in a professional environment. Read on to learn more about the various medical conditions linked to gum disease. Read more

Health conditions linked to gum diseaseAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50 percent of Americans suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, the leading cause of tooth loss. Gum disease is an inflammatory condition caused by bacterial growth in the mouth. If left untreated, the oral bacteria can spread through the body and cause potentially deadly health conditions. In this blog post, we take a look at six serious health conditions linked to gum disease. Read more