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Patrick V. Nicosia, DDS Blog

Periodontist In Houston On the Link Between Gum Disease and Alzheimer’s

June 8, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnicosia @ 4:41 pm
Digital image of the brain

Sadly, dementia is the 5th leading cause of death worldwide and Alzheimer’s accounts for 70% of all cases. Researchers have been working hard to find better methods for prevention and treatment and have recently found a surprising link between the gums and brain health. Keep reading to find out more about how a periodontist in Houston can treat gum disease and lower your risk of many diseases, including dementia. It’s information that just might save your life.


Why You Shouldn’t Delay Gum Disease Treatment in Houston

May 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — drnicosia @ 2:06 pm
Woman with Gingivitis

If you think you’re not at risk of infected gums, you’d better think again. One study by the American Academy of Periodontology found that nearly half of adults in America over the age of 30 have periodontitis, the advanced, more severe form of gum disease. It’s important to recognize the warning signs in your mouth for what they are so that you can have a better chance of avoiding the worst effects. Learn more about why you should get gum disease treatment in Houston at the first sign of inflammation.