Smile in the City’s leading New York cosmetic dentist, Dr. Joseph Zelig, was recently quoted in a TopDentists article discussing the high risk of gum disease in African-Americans. According to the article, 40% of African-Americans ages 35 to 44 have tooth decay, and African-Americans see higher levels of gingivitis when compared to Caucasian populations.
Who would have thought that proper tooth care could actually preserve the health of your heart?
ScienceDaily reports Taiwanese researchers have shown that having teeth scraped and cleaned by a professional on a regular basis can effectively lower the risk of a stroke and heart attack by 13 percent. The study, based on seven-year observation of more than 100,000 people, was reported to the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2011.
Even the bravest dental patient gets a little nervous by whirring drills, so imagine what it’s like to be so anxious that you’re virtually unable to set foot in the dentist office. We know that dental anxiety and phobias are real, and that they can present an enormous roadblock that keep patients from getting the dental care they need.