Preventive Dental Care Keeps Dr. Fitzgerald’s Patients Smiling Bright

check-upRestorative dentistry is a great tool for repairing smiles, improving oral health, and boosting confidence. But even with so many options for restoring function and esthetic appeal, there’s no substitute for giving your teeth and gums the general dental care they need.

That’s why our Plano dental office offers state-of-the-art preventive dentistry-so you can keep your natural smile for years to come. But of course, preventive care isn’t just about what we can do to help you. It’s also about what you can do to help yourself!

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Research Regarding Medical Links Between Prostatitis and Gum Disease

Recently, Science Daily produced an article discussing the links between Prostatitis and Periodontitis. When science begins to reveal links between different diseases, it can often lead to impressive advances in research, thus it’s certainly worth noting.

Periodontitis is, “Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that destroys the soft tissue and bone that support your teeth. Periodontitis can cause tooth loss or worse, an increased risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.”

Prostatitis is, “a disease of the prostate gland, can cause pain in the groin, painful urination, difficulty urinating and related symptoms. The prostate gland produces components of semen, the fluid that helps support and transport sperm. The gland, about the size and shape of a walnut, sits directly below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that transports both semen and urine to the penis.”

According to Science Daily,

“Researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and University Hospitals Case Medical Center report initial results from a small sample that inflammation from gum disease and prostate problems just might be linked.”

The research came about due to the fact that heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and diabetes have been linked to periodontitis.

Because periodontitis has been linked to heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, the researchers felt a link might exist to prostate disease as they both produce high inflammation levels.

“Looking at the results, the researchers from the dental school and the department of urology and the Institute of Pathology at the hospital found those with the most severe form of the prostatitis also showed signs for periodontitis.”

Keep Your Smile Healthy and Strong with Quality Preventive Care from Dallas Dental Center

tongue-n-teethA healthy mouth rests on a firm foundation of strong teeth, gums, and bones. At Dallas Dental Center, my team and I create stunning, one-of-a-kind smiles. But our work doesn’t stop there. We keep smiles strong and healthy with quality preventive care.

I’m Dr. Lee Fitzgerald. As a Dallas cosmetic dentist, my goal is to give you the smile you want and deserve. I use modern technology, quality materials, and proven techniques to perform dental work that dramatically improves appearances and self-esteem. Dental decay and gum disease can wreck your smile and diminish whole-body health. I’ll help you protect your investment and safeguard your quality of life. [Read more...]