Swollen, bloody, and irritated gums are common among both children and adults. In the UK, it’s estimated that over half of adults suffer with such symptoms of oral agitation. Despite being so pervasive, it’s important to remember that swelling, bleeding, and gum irritation are all telltale signs of gum disease. This condition affects an estimated 85% of Americans, eventually leading to receding gums, potential tooth loss, and jawbone deterioration.
From a holistic perspective, gum disease has also been linked with heart disease and diabetes. Now, a recent study has made a new link between gum disease and prostate inflammation.
New Study: Treat Gum Disease to Relieve Prostatitis
As more research is funneled into preventing and treating periodontal disease, a growing body of evidence continues to connect gum health with the well being of other organs in the body. Past research revealed that prostatitis, or prostate inflammation, is linked to gum disease. Luckily, however, a new study shows treatment of gum disease may relieve symptoms of prostate inflammation. The study was comprised of 27 men with prostatitis and moderate to severe gum disease, who showed significant improvement in their prostate symptoms following treatment for gum disease. (i)
To prevent gum disease and related ailments such as prostatitis, be sure to brush and floss regularly, schedule dental cleanings at least every four months, and when necessary, opt for Invisalign clear braces over metal alternatives that lead to increased bacteria and plaque development. To treat gum disease, Assure A Smile is pleased to offer Perio Protect gum treatment. Perio Protect is a prescription strength medication that slows progression and treats existing periodontal disease through the use of custom made trays.
Holistic Dentistry at Assure A Smile
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