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Bacteria in the Mouth May Cause Disease

May 1, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Barry Franzen @ 5:43 pm

The world of dentistry is now well aware of a link between oral health and cardiovascular disease. Science and dentistry are gathering enough data to support this theory. Other studies suggest a link between periodontal disease and heart attack and/or stroke. The exact cause of such links is not certain yet. It is suspected that plaque build up under the gums leads to the chronic inflammation that taxes the immune system. This in turn, leads to other diseases.

However other scientists believe that unhealthy conditions in the body often result from lifestyle choices such as smoking, poor diet, or alcohol. These negative choices impact the body in many different and simultaneous ways. So one symptom isn’t necessarily causing the others.

Periodontal disease is one of the most common chronic infectious diseases in the world, which results from bacteria. It is perfectly normal and healthy for people to have bacteria. The majority of them are harmless and are even beneficial in keeping the overall system in balance. Certain amounts of certain bacteria however, can cause a shift from healthy to problematic when they gather in large numbers in localized areas of the teeth and gums. This can lead to inflammation which can set off the immune system. When the immunity is weakened, other ailments have a greater chance of being activated.

As your dentist, it is important for me to notice and treat oral inflammation. I do this by removing plaque and encouraging the patient to make healthy lifestyle choices. Call today to get on track to a healthier mouth. It will affect the rest of your body and your life. Call us at 414-543-5432 or visit

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