New Research Links Gum Disease to Alzheimer's.
The latest oral health news from the American Dental Association links periodontal disease to Alzheimer's risk.
This interesting article is particularly relevant for children. Although Alzheimer's won't affect our kids until Carmel Valley is a distant memory, good habits start when you are young and preliminary research such as this reinforces the need to create good dental hygiene habits from a young age.
Gum disease is often called the silent killer because of lack of symptoms. Its early detection is important and possible with thoroughperiodontal screening done on every patient we see here at Torrey Hills Family Dentistry - a very comprehensive general practice serving the Torrey Hills, Carmel Valley, Del Mar, and neighboring San Diego communities.