Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Link between Periodontal disese and CHD

The articles keep coming in the medical journals! The December 12,2008 issue of The FASEB Journal (The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) shows a clear link between periodontal disease and endothelial dysfunction. The endothelium is the inner lining of the coronary arteries.
Authors Stefania Piconi et al. sum it all up this way: "Treatment of periodontal disease results in improvements of endothelial dysfunction and reduction of the carotid intima-media thickness."
It is time to redefine periodontal disease: It is a putrid, festering infection of the mouth, the 7th independent risk factor for heart attacks!

Monday, December 15, 2008

CardioDontics.... The begining

There have been hundreds of articles in the medical literature that show that periodontal disease is a risk factor for heart attacks, low birth weight infants, and diabetes. They talk about this connection on "The View" and Oprah Winfrey. I wrote a book about it.

Why don't more people know about this connection? More importantly, why don't more dentists? Finally, why doesn't the dental society do something about this?