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Gum Disease Linked to Alzheimer’s Fort Mill, SC
Senior Citizens Fort Mill, SC

Alzheimer’s is a heartbreaking disease marked by the progressive loss of memory and other mental functions. More than 3 million cases of this incurable disease exist in the United States each year. While there are multiple theories about what causes Alzheimer’s, recent research has revealed a possible link between Alzheimer’s and gum disease. The same bacteria that is present in gum disease has also been shown to affect brain tissues and potentially contribute to the brain cell death that occurs in Alzheimer’s.

It is critical to take steps to prevent gum disease, as this may also help us to prevent and reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s. After all, this is not the only overall health issue that gum disease has been linked to. Untreated periodontal disease has also been associated with heart attack, stroke, diabetes and premature birth. We have serious reasons to take better care for our teeth and gums!

Gum disease typically begins with poor oral hygiene, which allows bacteria to thrive and contribute to harmful plaque on the teeth and gums. This leads to an infection where the bacteria can further deteriorate the healthy tissue and bone that support your teeth. There are many types of bacteria responsible for periodontal disease, and most produce harmful toxins, proteins and other by-products that impact the health of your entire body.

One specific strain of bacteria that is associated with gum disease is Porphyromonas Gingivalis. This is the bacteria that can kill neurons and tissues of the brain. It has recently been linked to the degenerative effects of Alzheimer’s disease. In other words, the same bacteria that may cause you to forget your daughter’s name or how to get back home can be formed in your mouth when oral hygiene is neglected. That is significant motivation to pick up your toothbrush and floss and schedule those routine dental visits every six months!

At Gold Hill Dentistry, we understand the importance of preventing gum disease. Our office offers preventative treatments as well as gum disease therapy to reverse mild to moderate infection. Let us help you keep your mouth, body and mind as healthy as possible.

Posted on behalf of Gold Hill Dentistry

2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466

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Gold Hill Dentistry

4.4 / 5.0

Based on 97 reviews

Marsha Rose

The staff at Gold Hill Dentistry is wonderful. They are polite, professional and helpful I have a history of working as both a dental assistant and hygienist in another state. I’m extremely particular when it comes to my dental care. My daughter recommended Gold Hill. I am very pleased with my dental care. I highly recommend the practice.

Don Rowley

The entire staff at Gold Hill Family Dentistry are professional, friendly, and very good at what they do. I’ve made numerous recommendations to family and friends. Very happy with the dental work they do. Scheduling, insurance processing, and follow up are always first class. Dr Kavi is the man.

Angelique Autumn McGowan

I highly recommend this dental practice. The staff are gracious, helpful, courteous and accommodating. Dr. Sagunarthy is a wonderful dentist. This is from someone who has always suffered with dental and gum issues. He is current on dental information, kind, gentle and professional! I am so happy to have found this practice!

Richard DeCristo

Dr. Sagunarthy is one of if not the best dentist I ever went to. He recently replaced a crown that was botched by another dentist and the procedure was done perfectly and painlessly. I first went to Gold Hill Dentistry for a second opinion on four crowns and maybe a root canal I needed asap from another dentist in Fort Mill. As it turned out I needed the crown replacement and only one other at a later date. That’s about $6000.00 I saved leaving this OTHER FORT MILL DENTIST. In addition to this wonderful dentist, the total staff is outstanding.

Chrissy Jaselskis

Awesome dentist. Everyone was nice and professional. Very thorough job cleaning my teeth. Lots of great conversations. Staff made an uncomfortable place for me very comfortable. Thank you.

Thomas Dorsett

Very professional and caring staff. Highly recommend the service, they take personal care with all patience. I have experienced some of the best Hygienist.

Bill Strickland

Great staff. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would heartily recommend as they have been taking care of my family for years.

Midge Zimmerman

I have dental anxiety. I dreaded locating a dentist after recently moving to the area. I had gone to another dentist in the area but quickly changed to Gold Hill Denistry. Dr. Sagarnathy and staff are always kind, gentle and concerned with my well being. They also do a really good dental work. Other than routine work, I have had an implant, and chipped tooth repaired, all are doing well.

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2848 Pleasant Road, #104
Fort Mill, SC 29708

Phone: (803) 547-4466