How Poor Oral Health Contributes to Systemic Diseases

Breast Awareness Month has come again. Doctors Lawrence and Kyle Duffy are committed to educating Orlando area residents about the ill effects of gum disease on systemic health. If you have gum disease, then there is a good chance there are some issues with your oral health that have been overlooked.


It is very common for a person to assume that they do not have anything to worry about with gum disease because their last dental checkup was perfect. But, since gum disease can develop at any time, it is vitally important for one to be proactive when it comes to their teeth and gums. If they are not, they risk endangering their systemic health and are more likely to develop diabetes, heart disease, and breast cancer.

Common signs of gum disease are:

·         Bleeding gums
·         Swollen or inflamed gums
·         Loose teeth
·         Elongated teeth
·         Receding gums
·         Bad breath

Even though there are other factors that come into play with the development of gum disease, one thing is certain. It does not go away on its own. No amount of brushing or flossing is going to cure it, because it is incurable. The best and only way to get the disease under control is to see a dentist in Orlando, FL who specializes in periodontal disease treatment.


If you have the disease and have not really experienced any symptoms, don’t take that for granted. The longer you have gum disease, the more your chances of developing a serious systemic health condition increases. To get your complete health under control, you need to work with your dentist so you can enjoy a lifetime of good oral health.

Contact the Center for Dental Anesthesia at (407) 930-1570 for a gum disease consultation and treatment with Dr. Lawrence Duffy or Dr. Kyle Duffy.


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