Gum Disease and Heart Disease
Thousands of peer reviewed scientific journals continue to verify the association between periodontal (gum) disease and heart disease. People with gum disease have 1.7 times the risk of heart disease and 2.2 times the risk of death. The main culprit is the bacteria prophyromonas gingivalis. Furthermore, chronic inflammation of the gum tissue by prophyromonas gingivalis could be involved in arteriosclerosis (inflammation of the blood vessels that leads up to the build up of the blood vessels)
Periodontal disease is a major concern. Thus, Dr. Nugent and his staff are so concerned with the health of your gum tissue. What are the pocket depths, is there bleeding, what is the color of the gum tissue…etc
We offer non-surgical gum infection cleanings. We can also use a local antibiotic in the gum tissue to help fight infection.
If you gum tissues is red, swollen or bleeds easy make sure to make an appointment with us at 713-941-8261.
Tongue Cleaning Reduces Bad Breath
Nearly everyone has had bad breath. Bad breath is more common in the morning due to overnight dryness. Saliva flow is the lowest and bacteria can more readily grow. The bacteria form a biofilm on the teeth and tongue.
Also, cavities, periodontal (gum) disease, and poor oral hygiene can contribute to bad breath. You should see Dr. Nugent for an exam if you have bad breath.
Things you can do to help prevent bad breath are to brush your teeth three times a day, floss twice a day, use anti-bacterial mouth wash and clean your tongue three times a day. At the grocery store they sale tongue scrapers and brushes. These devices help clean debris and bacteria of your tongue.
Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.
Call us now at 713-941-8261.