Alzheimer’s and You

September 21 is World Alzheimer’s Day, a day dedicated to educating the general public about this terrible disease. Watch the video below for some facts, figures, and information about Alzheimer’s.

As a health care provider, Dr. Randy LaFrom strives to help his patients live healthy and high-quality lives. As a dentist, Dr. LaFrom takes a special interest in Alzheimer’s awareness because it has been linked directly to a major oral health problem: periodontal (gum) disease.

If you experience swollen, tender, or bleeding gum tissue, it’s likely that you are in the early stages of gum disease, and should schedule an appointment with your dentist immediately. Because early detection is the key to effectively and conservatively treating this debilitating oral condition, it’s important to stick to the six month rule when it comes to your regular dental cleanings and exams. Visiting the dentist bi-annually will allow your dentist to frequently screen you for early signs of periodontal disease and other oral health problems, keeping your teeth, tongue, gums, and smile healthy, and protecting you from the onset of other health problems, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes, heart problems, and an increased risk of stroke, as a result of your oral health.

For more information about keeping your teeth and gums healthy, or to schedule an appointment, call LaFrom Dentistry, located in Cupertino, California at (408) 996-8595.

~ by cupertinodentist on September 21, 2011.

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