December 1, 2015

Most people associate obesity or genetics with diabetes, but few people realize that oral hygiene can play a significant role in potentially developing—or worsening—the disease. Indeed, individuals who have gum disease are at a higher risk of coming down with diabetes or having their symptoms elevate than their peers with healthy mouths. At the McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants, we are highly aware of this and other gum disease dangers that may linger in our patients’ mouths. As such, we are committed to doing everything in our power to educate our patients about the link between gum disease and diabetes and other physical ailments to help them proactively address their oral health.

Bad Gums, Bad Health

Not taking care of your gums can have a ripple effect on your health. In addition to throwing off blood sugar levels, which occurs with patients who have diabetes, the following conditions have been associated with periodontal infections:

  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Mouth and throat cancer
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Brain abscesses
  • Low fertility in men

Hi Tech and Hi Touch

At the McCawley Center for Laser Periodontics and Implants, we pride ourselves on offering the very latest modern periodontal procedures to treat our patients combined with highly individualized and personalized treatment plans. The result is effective and gentle treatment that is designed to improve the overall health of our patients. Our esteemed professional team, led by Drs. Tom and Mark McCawley, has many years of experience successfully serving patients in the South Florida area. To get started on your path to better oral health, give our office a call today at 954-654-7268 or simply fill out a medical history form online. Regardless, when it comes to finding the very best periodontist in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, that will address your needs look no further than our office.



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