Periodontal disease can affect more than your teeth and gums. Did you know that it could place you at a greater risk of developing high blood pressure? Let’s take a quick look at some recent scientific findings:

– There appears to be a link between gum disease and blood pressure.

– People with gum disease may not adequately benefit from blood pressure medication.

– The best preventative tip involves regular dental care.

“The findings suggest that people with gum disease may require closer blood pressure monitoring.”

Learn why dentist appointments are critical for your overall health:

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.