Tag Archives: periodontal disease

Gum Disease Can Increase Your Risk For Many Cancers

15 Aug
Gum Disease and Cancer - Brian Zuerlein DDS

Maintaining a healthy smile through brushing, flossing and regular dental hygiene appointments is proven to do much more than keep your teeth white. A new study shows that postmenopausal women with a history of periodontal disease, are at a significantly increased risk for cancer, including lung, breast, esophageal, gallbladder and melanoma. This study adds to previous evidence that […]

The Importance Of Keeping Your Gums Healthy

05 Apr
Gum Disease and Cancer Risk - Dr. Zuerlein - Omaha Cosmetic Dentist

Gum Disease In Relation To Heart Attack, Diabetes and Cancer Risk The importance of keeping your gums healthy cannot be overemphasized. Recent studies indicated the association between heart disease and gum disease is at least as strong as the link between heart disease and cholesterol, body weight or smoking. The studies have also suggested that […]

Aching Joints Linked To Oral Bacteria

24 Jan

There is new evidence suggesting that the same microorganisms responsible for chronic inflammatory gingivitis may also trigger rheumatoid arthritis. The latest research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore has implications for the prevention and treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis may by closely associated, as research indicates common factors that […]

New Year, New Smile: Achieve Optimal Oral and Overall Health

11 Jan
New Year Resolutions and Dental Health - Dr. Zuerlein Omaha Cosmetic Dentist

Your Dental Team: Partners In Oral Health Whether you have excellent oral health routines at home or not, regular trips to our office help ensure you maintain or achieve optimal oral and overall health. The New Year is the perfect time to kick-start oral practices that will lead you to a confident smile and improved health. […]

Gum Disease and Cancer… How They Are Linked!

20 May
Gum Disease and Cancer - Omaha Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Zuerlein

Gum Disease and Cancer :: The importance of keeping your gums healthy can’t be overlooked. Gum disease may increase the risk of developing cancer. In fact, in a study, periodontal disease was significantly associated with an increased risk of lung, kidney, pancreatic and blood cancers. The higher risk persisted even in people who had never […]

Periodontal Disease… Are You Progressing?

10 Apr
Periodontal-Disease dr. zuerlein cosmetic dentist omaha

Periodontal disease develops gradually over time if the natural film on your teeth is allow to accumulate, damage your gums and interfere with the balance of oral bacteria. Symptoms of periodontal disease are often pain, bleeding, tooth loss and bone loss due to inflammatory gum disease. These are known risk factors for periodontal disease… Tobacco […]