Consider these facts:  one in four people die of heart disease in the United States each year.  Research shows 84% of people with heart disease also have periodontal disease.


The worse your periodontal disease, the higher your chance of cerebral ischemia (stroke).  Severe periodontal disease increase your risk 4.3x over people with no periodontitis.


People with Alzheimer’s, a type of dementia, ten to decline in their oral hygiene.  This creates a vicious cycle of periodontal disease, which leads to dementia, declines in oral hygiene and then worsened periodontal disease.


Treating periodontal disease prior to the second trimester has been shown to reduce pre-term, low-weight babies by 80%


For the finest in non-surgical periodontal treatment see our professional hygiene staff at DesertSmiles for the latest treatment modalities including Perio Protect.  For more information for cosmetic and implant dentistry in Phoenix and Glendale visit

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