Friday, August 17, 2012

Want to Live Forever?
Well Grab your Toothbrush and Visit your Doctor! 

Hurry! It’s time to make your next dental appointment with Dr. Versman, Dr. Heller, or Dr. Beckman if you want to increase your life expectancy!

How can this be true? Well, let me share with you a few examples… Pregnant women who have periodontal disease have a higher rate for premature births as it increase prostaglandin (a labor inducing compound). Premature births can cause complications for both mom and baby.  Those with gum disease are also twice as likely to die before the age of 64, according to a study based on a U.S. sample of 11,000 over the age of 30.  Young men with gum disease have increased risk of dying from coronary heart disease and about a 50% increased risk of admission to a hospital for coronary heart disease.  AND 1 in 10 deaths caused by respiratory infections in the elderly could be prevented by better hygiene care as inhalation of fine droplets from the mouth into the lungs can cause pneumonia, COPD, and bronchitis.

With this information, you may be trying to remember a few important things. Did I brush my teeth last night? When was my last dental exam?  Do I even own floss? (Periodontal Associates will give you some!)

These are great questions as preventative dental maintenance is the best place to decrease your risk of disease, need for dental implants, and increase your life expectancy.  Dr. Versman, Dr. Heller, and Dr. Beckman would love to show you how. In fact, Dr. Versman says it best, “We are actually able to change people’s lives.”

Not only can our doctors change lives, they can extend them.  In fact, Dr. Michael F. Roizen, in his classic book, Real Age: Are You as Young as You Can Be, concluded that dental disease and tooth loss doesn’t just perceive you to look older, they actually make you older. Gum disease can make our real age more than 3.4 years older. Instead, come to Periodontal Associates where we can give you the kind of smile that will make you look younger than you really are.  Dr. Roizen also says those who have great dental maintenance and keep gum disease at bay can look 6.4 years younger than their true age. 

Do not waste another minute of your life, call Periodontal Associates today at (303) 755-4500 or click here for an appointment.  You can also access more information by visiting our website at  We are located in Aurora, CO but we serve the Denver metro areas, including Arvada, Denver Tech Center, Castle Rock, Englewood, Northglenn, Highlands Ranch, Centennial, Littleton, and all surrounding areas.  Clients come from near and far to see our dental implant team with Dr. Versman, Dr Heller, and Dr. Beckman all specializing in Periodontics.

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