The Heart of the Matter: Oral Disease and Cardiovascular Health

Caring Family Dentistry Irvine Blog - The Heart of the Matter: Oral disease and Cardiovascular Health

For decades, researchers have probed the link between gum disease and cardiovascular health. People with gum disease (gingivitis) or periodontal disease (periodontitis) display up to three times the risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or other serious cardiovascular issues. According to Dr. Hatice Hasturk of the Harvard-affiliated Forsyth Institute “Periodontal disease increases the body’s […]

Pregnancy and Oral Hygiene

Caring Family Dentistry Irvine Blog - Pregnancy and Oral Hygiene

The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all encourage women to get dental care while pregnant. It’s crucial for you to take great care of your teeth and gums during pregnancy. Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing cavities, infections and gum […]

Watch Your Mouth: Oral Diseases Impact Overall Health

Caring Family Dentistry Irvine Blog - Oral Diseases Impact Overall Health

Oral diseases open our mouths to overall health problems, making regular dental visits to the family dentist for a check up a must. The mouth is often neglected when it comes to health issues thinking that cavities, swollen gums, and bad breath are just dental problems. Not quite. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]