teeth, health, smile, dentistWere you aware that there is much more than meets the eye in terms of gum disease? Chronic inflammation in the gums travels into the overall body, causing damage to arteries and veins.

What are some potential issues associated with periodontal disease and why should you consult with your dentist?

– Gum disease may increase your chances of developing heart disease.

– There may be a link between gum disease and diabetes.

– Your immune system will be affected, increasing your risk of infection.

”The inflammation involved in gum disease may actually increase your chances for plaque in the arteries. Bleeding gums are a sign of gum disease. Make an appointment with your doctor to get teeth cleaned.

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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.