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Blake Dental Arts | Oral Systemic Health in Bradenton

Blake Dental Arts


(941) 792-0260

George H. Burgess, D.D.S., P.A.

Oral Systemic Health

Just as a puzzle has smaller pieces that must interlock perfectly to create a larger whole, so does Your overall health depend on the various parts of the body functioning together in healthful harmony. At Blake Dental Arts, Dr. George H. Burgess, and his team is committed to helping you enjoy overall health through comprehensive dental treatment. By exploiting the link between oral health and body health, we can reduce your risk for disease and other illnesses.

Our Bradenton office allows us the opportunity to target the core conditions that prohibit your health from flourishing. We will work hand-in-hand with you to analyze and treat problem areas that exist within your mouth so your physician can better evaluate and manage your overall health.


About Periodontal Disease

Periodontal (gum) disease is an infection within your gums and jawbone that is caused by bacteria. If left untreated, the disease can lead to tooth loss, and may be linked to cardiovascular disease, and many other high-risk medical problems. Bacterial plaque and food debris harboring within the crevices of your mouth. The rapid spreading of bacteria causes the gum tissue to become inflamed and swollen, which can lead to the development of gingivitis, the mildest and most treatable form of periodontal disease. If left untreated, however, gingivitis can evolve into periodontitis, more serious form of periodontal disease that can cause permanent damage. At our Bradenton office addressing oral systemic health is a unique approach to healing, educating, and motivating patients to achieve superior health.


Affecting More than Just Your Smile

Gum disease affects more than just your mouth. Research has shown that there is a correlation between periodontal conditions and life-threatening or systematic diseases such as:

  • Respiratory Diseases - Bacteria living within your mouth can quickly spread into your lungs and are a risk factors for pneumonia.
  • Pancreatic Cancer - High antibody levels against strains of oral bacteria are linked with a doubled risk of pancreatic cancer (09/2012).
  • Alzheimer's Disease - Poor dental healthand gum disease may increase the risk of the cognitive dysfunction associated with Alzheimer's disease (07/2013).
  • Heart Disease - Regular visits to the dentist leads to fewer adverse heart events such as heart attacks and strokes in a causal way (12/2013).
  • Osteopenia - This condition is related to tooth loss and the reduction of jawbone mass.
  • Diabetes - Because periodontal disease inhibits your body's ability to produce and process a proportional amount of insulin, diabetes can be difficult to regulate. Many people with diabetes are more likely to develop gum disease and vice versa.


Am I at risk for developing systematic diseases because I have periodontal disease?

Many patients who are diagnosed with periodontal disease don't fully comprehend the severity of their condition and the toll it may take on their entire body. It is for that reason that our team works closely with the Seattle Study Club and goes to great lengths to ensure that patients are thoroughly and properly educated about the disease, treatment options, and preventive measures to take to protect their overall health.


Thorough Examinations and Comprehensive Outcomes

Our team is committed to helping you maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. By performing a comprehensive oral systems analysis on all of our patients during each appointment, our skilled dental team is able to discover, diagnose, and treat oral conditions, no matter how complex they may be.

Your health and safety are our highest priorities, which is why Dr. Burgess and his team work diligently to communicate on a relatable level so Dr. Burgess can gain a clearer understanding of their lifestyles, concerns, and medical history. When we explore the intricate details of your mouth, we are able to tailor a treatment plan to your unique needs and, in doing so, ultimately improve your health.

We are proud to serve patients living in the Lakewood Ranch, Longboat Key, Anna Maria, Holmes Beach, Bradenton Beach and the greater Bradenton area. There is a reason that Blake Dental Arts has been the choice of so many for their oral healthcare needs. We assure you that you will have an exceptional experience at our facility that is unmatched in quality, care, and efficiency. Our team is held to a very high standard which is a direct reflection to the passion we have for our work. Contact us today to dramatically enhance the health of your smile and improve your quality of life!

Bradenton Dentist | Oral Systemic Health. George Burgess is a Bradenton Dentist.