The British Dental Health Foundation recently conducted a National Dental Survey. The conclusions of the research are shocking and have gone so far as to associate gum disease to potential risk of heart disease, diabetes, strokes, premature births, low birth-weight babies and, in recent early studies, infertility. These are astounding implications and Dr. Nigel Carter states in conclusion ‘The public is put at risk by poor dental hygiene habits yet awareness of these risks is very low. Gum disease in particular has been linked to serious health issues. It affects most people at some point in their lives, so there is no excuse for ignoring good dental hygiene.

At DesertSmiles in Glendale we have two outstanding hygienists who can help you maintain healthy gums and bone. Visit www.DesertSmiles.comfor more information. Sleep apnea is linked with heart disease, strokes, hypertension and diabetes also. If you are looking for cpap alternatives in the Phoenix, Arizona area visit www.phoenix.ihatecpap.com. For an outstanding cosmetic dentist in Glendale and Phoenix call Dr. Wilcox for a complimentary consultation and smile analysis.

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