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Research Shows Links Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease


Did you know that February is American Heart Month? Heart disease is a major health issue in the United States; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that one in every four deaths each year is caused by heart disease. Finding successful prevention and treatment for this condition is incredibly important, as it remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Organizations like the American Heart Association help to fund research efforts that can give more insight into risk factors or cures for heart disease. Recently, more and more of these studies have shown that patients with periodontal [...]

Research Shows Links Between Gum Disease and Heart Disease2019-02-13T08:04:18-06:00

Is Periodontal Disease Contagious?


At Metropolitan Dental Care, we offer several treatments for periodontal disease in Denver. If you suffer from this condition, you may be wondering if you could unknowingly pass the disease to your loved ones. Today, your Denver dentist will discuss whether or not periodontal disease is contagious as well as explain who is at risk and how you can prevent the problem from occurring in the first place. What is Periodontal Disease? Periodontal disease is an infection under the gum line. While some cases of gum disease are caused by poor oral hygiene, it is important to understand that some individuals [...]

Is Periodontal Disease Contagious?2019-04-24T12:55:11-06:00

Preventing Periodontal Disease in Denver


Gum disease is incredibly common. In fact, according to the American Dental Association, nearly half of all individuals in the United States have suffered from the condition at some point. While our team at Metropolitan Dental Care is well-equipped to treat gum disease effectively, we prefer to prevent it altogether when possible. Even if you are genetically prone to the condition, following a few guidelines can help keep harmful bacteria at bay and offer a better quality of life. Today, our team will discuss several tips and tricks for preventing periodontal disease in Denver. Attend All Routine Dental Visits Professional dental [...]

Preventing Periodontal Disease in Denver2019-04-24T10:52:44-06:00

Genetics and Gum Disease in Denver


The leading cause of tooth loss is periodontal disease. In fact, nearly half of all Americans will develop the condition at some point in their lives. While neglectful habits and poor oral hygiene can certainly contribute to gum disease, these are not the only factors. Genetics play a significant role as well. If you have gum disease in Denver, our doctors at Metropolitan Dental Care can help identify the root cause and treat the condition accordingly. Hereditary Effects on Periodontal Disease Heart disease and other serious health conditions can often run in families. The same is true for periodontal disease. Many [...]

Genetics and Gum Disease in Denver2019-04-24T09:42:18-06:00

Is Gum Disease Reversible?


With all of the recent research emerging about the correlation between gum disease and heart disease, more and more people are aware of the long-term dangers. We know there are ways to treat periodontal disease, but is it truly reversible? Or is it something you will have to live with for the rest of your life? If you have gum disease in the Lone Tree or Denver areas, our doctors at Metropolitan Dental Care can teach you how to achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums. Early Diagnosis is Key Is gum disease reversible? The short answer is: it depends. Gingivitis [...]

Is Gum Disease Reversible?2018-01-22T06:37:12-06:00