Scientific research has indicated a link between severe gum disease (periodontitis) and cirrhosis of the liver. The studies conclude that a thorough oral hygiene routine may protect more than your smile.

– Cirrhosis of the liver results in between 1% and 2% of all deaths.

– In a study of patients with cirrhosis, a link was identified between those who did not survive and those suffering from periodontitis.

– Experts emphasise the need to keep teeth and gums healthy, visiting the dentist for check ups.

Poor oral health and periodontitis are very frequent in patients with cirrhosis.

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.