Kaitlynn's Articles

Oral Health and a Healthy Pregnancy

For newly expecting mothers, there’s a lot of prepping to be completed before the new baby’s arrival. With all the planning and nesting happening, it’s easy for the new mother to put her health on the back burner, especially her oral health. The health of your teeth and your gums should not be ignored during this crucial time. The bacteria t....

Diabetes and Periodontal Disease<

The relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease can actually go either way. Periodontal disease, and the bacteria it creates, can make controlling blood sugar more difficult for people who already have diabetes. Periodontal disease

The Link Between Your Mouth and Your Heart

Many people know that in order to have a healthy heart you have to exercise, eat right, and manage your stress. What many people do not know is that you also need to have a healthy mouth as well. According to many studies, gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, has been linked to heart disease and can increase your risk of having a heart attack. Gum disease causes inflammation of the gums and tissue that surround the teeth. It is the inflammatory properties of gum disease that have lead experts to believe that it contributes or worsens inflammation in the heart.