During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, many people are asking
how they can decrease their risk of developing systemic diseases like cancer
and diabetes. Dr. Bradley A. Ross, Dr. Scott B. Ross and the rest
of us at South Florida Periodontics & Dental Implants want to let you in on
a secret: excellent oral health is a great way to improve your overall health
and limit your chance of developing systemic medical conditions.
Diseases Are Linked to Poor Oral Hygiene?
While gum disease does not directly cause cancer or
any other systemic disease, it can make symptoms worse and treatment more
difficult. Poor oral health is linked
In many cases, treating and eliminating gum disease
can improve the patient’s ability to cope with any systemic medical issues.
Conversely, unchecked periodontal illness can cause complications. As such, all
medical and dental professionals should be informed about a patient’s overall
Do You Limit the Risk?
To decrease the chance of treatment and health
complications, all you have to do is maintain proper oral care. Luckily,
prevention is not just easy to do. It is the most effective way to combat gum
disease. Remember, when you brush, pay close attention to your gum line and use
floss to remove any remaining plaque. If you want to energize your hygiene
regiment, include a mouth rinse in your daily routine. The plaque-fighting
liquid effortlessly reaches into those easy to miss and hard to reach spots in
If you want to speak with a periodontist in Miami, FL
about your gum health and prevention techniques, call Drs. Scott and Bradley Ross at (305) 504-2682 to set up an appointment. Our trained and
experienced professionals are ready to answer your questions and get you back
on the road to healthy gums.
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