Gum disease a HUGE factor in overall health

“We all think that cholesterol is important to heart disease. The health of your gums is a more important predictor of whether you will have a heart attack or not.”

Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Director, Cardiovascular Institute
Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

The health of your mouth, teeth and gums has a direct impact on your overall health. Recent reports have linked gum disease with heart disease, stroke, diabetes and low-birthwieght babies. Furthermore, researchers have found that a history of gum disease can increase the risk of pancreatic cancer by 64%. The bacteria that cause the gums to become inflamed can travel throughout the body.

Call today for a screening for gum disease.

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About BarotzDental

Dr. Charles S. Barotz is a 1980 graduate of Georgetown University School of Dentistry and has dedicated his life to provide you with the best that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Barotz is continually educating himself and his staff with the newest dental techniques and approaches, in order to provide you with advanced, state of the art, comfortable, personalized, and antiseptic dental care. Dr. Barotz has been published and lectures internationally on numerous subjects relating to excellence in dentistry.
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