Toothbrushes have been with us, in one form or another, for thousands of years. The more or less modern concept was invented in China in 1498, and the brush with nylon bristles so familiar to us today first saw the light of day in the 1930s.
Getting an annual check up with your local periodontist that includes an oral cancer screening can help you lower risk factors for oral cancer and catch it early, should it develop, so as to greatly increase the odds of successfully treating it and beating it.
With any surgery, however noninvasive and including with dental treatments, there is always an inevitable degree of risk. The risk of doing nothing and not getting your gum disease dealt with, however, is far greater to both your oral and your overall health in the long term.
Gum disease is extremely common among US adults, and yet, many don't understand the true facts about it. For example, left untreated, bacteria from periodontal infections can spread and raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, respiratory disease, Alzheimer's Disease, dementia, birth defects, and certain forms of cancer.
At Dr. Raymond A. Kenzik's periodontal office in Ormond Beach, Florida, Teeth In One Day is his same-day dental implants procedure that has been making news and benefiting customers for years in the Central Florida Area.