When your dentist tells you to brush and floss your teeth every day, you're doing more for your health than simply preventing cavities. As numerous studies have determined, your oral health is directly linked to your overall physical and mental health. In fact, one of the most serious health risks linked to gum disease is cancer. According to a Harvard study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, men with advanced gum disease have a 63 percent higher incidence of pancreatic cancer, which is a type of cancer that typically has a very poor prognosis.
At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Broome and his team are dedicated to protecting our patients’ total wellness and offer personalized treatment plans to meet each patient’s specific health concerns and goals.
The Gum Disease-Cancer Link
While researchers are still trying to determine the exact causal relationship between gum disease and cancer, one of the main factors is the inflammation process that occurs with periodontal diseases. Everyone has billions of bacteria in their mouths that most work to protect the teeth and gums from decay, which is usually the case for those with a strong oral hygiene routine. However, when harmful bacteria are allowed to propagate, it can lead to caries, bad breath, and gum disease.
The harmful bacteria that cause gum disease can spread to the circulatory system, which carries the bacteria to various parts of the body, triggering the immune system's inflammatory process. Unfortunately, the inflammation can lead to a build up of harmful bacteria in the blood vessels, which causes chronic inflammation and an overall weakened immune system. It is this process of contaminating the body with harmful bacteria and creating a weak immune system that makes the body more vulnerable to cancer.
Treating Gum Disease
It is important to remember that gum disease can be treated and controlled, and may even be reversible in some cases. It is crucial to have a thorough hygiene plan in place and to have regular cleanings and exams with your dentist. At Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry, we are proud to offer Oral Bacterial DNA Testing to evaluate our patient’s oral health and create a custom treatment plan.
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Such a great vibe with a supportive environment including but not limited to a wealth of knowledge, expert customer service and compassion for the service provided. I was treated like a great friend of the family while visiting the office for consultation.
Everyone is really friendly and glad to answer a million questions (because that’s about how many I asked). The environment is comfy, even as someone who hates the dentist office this experience was pretty pleasant for me.
Dr. Broome and his staff are personable and professional. They are genuinely concerned about creating a pleasant and comfortable environment for you at each visit. Everyone in the office is experienced and knowledgeable. They were highly recommended to me and exceeded all my expectations! Whether your goals are to improve or maintain your dental care, have dental work performed and without fear or seek cosmetic dentistry, you will not be disappointed with Dr. Broome and his great staff!
The comfort and care that is extended to the patient tops the charts. I couldn’t ask for a better place to go for dental care. Exceptional one on one during your first visit. I will recommend this practice to all of my friends.
Dr. Broome is exceptional – he is very detailed oriented, genuinely cares and has always put my needs at the forefront of every visit! The staff is amazing. I find them to be personable, courteous, friendly and extremely professional!! Everyone makes you feel comfortable and takes a personal interest in you. I highly recommend Dr. Broome and his staff for any dental needs that you have!
From the moment you step in the door you are completely at ease. Dr. Broome and his staff are so patient and listen to all of your worries and concerns. They answer any questions and explain the entire process in detail. This has been the most amazing dental experience I have ever had
Dr. Broome and his staff are amazing at what they do! I had four of my teeth replaced with implants after I was in an accident, and they look amazing! I could not be happier with the work and service I received!
I needed a ton of “help” because of how long I let dental problems slide. They came up with a plan that took finances and my own comfort into account. Now, I smile in public. I speak clearer because I am not subconsciously hiding my teeth. I eat better, because now I can. My overall health is better as a result and that is showing in my everyday life.
Dr Broome and his team pay close attention to detail and make every effort to make their patients as comfortable as possible.Dr Broome is constantly getting educated on the cutting edge techniques and innovations in dentistry. They take excellent care of me!
The perfect environment for dental services. The super friendly and professional staff make you feel at ease. They always have the newest technology to make treatments and maintenance easy. I have been going here for many years and highly recommend them!
I cracked a tooth yesterday and when I was told I needed a crown I just wanted to run. I was expecting some pain or discomfort but absolutely none! I simply relaxed and enjoyed the headphones with spa music, warm blanket, comfy dental chair and absolutely fantastic dental team!
Thank you Dr. Broom and his staff! I am overwhelmed by your compassion, care and amazing talent! Special thanks to Laney, you have “held” my hand every step of the way. Heather my heartfelt thanks for your amazing and loving care!
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