If you’re anything like me, you tend to reach for a chocolate bar or something delicious and unhealthy when dealing with a stressful event. I know I shouldn’t, and that I’m much better off taking a deep breath and dealing with the problem than eating sweets, but sometimes the craving takes control. Did you know that the way we deal with stress not only can increase our waistline but can wreak havoc on our oral health? According to recent reports, habits like overeating, smoking and drinking can contribute to chronic diseases such as periodontal disease, which has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease and even poses a risk for pregnant women.
This week, board-certified periodontal surgeon Dr. Steven Daniel, DDS (who is the incoming president of The American Academy of Periodontology) joined me for an interview to discuss periodontal disease. He shared the most common risk factors, symptoms, how periodontal disease affects pregnant women, preventative measures we can all take and treatment options.
Please watch the video below to see my interview with board-certified periodontal surgeon, Dr. Steven Daniel, DDS in its entirety. He has been practicing periodontics for more than 30 years and shared a wealth of information we can all use to help prevent and treat periodontal disease. For more information, please visit Perio.org.
YouTube video: Watch Candace Rose interview board-certified periodontal surgeon Dr. Steven Daniel, DDS on how to prevent periodontal disease.
Biographical Information on Dr. Steven Daniel:
Dr. Steven Daniel received his DDS from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry in Memphis and was awarded a Certificate in Periodontics by UT and the VA Hospital after two years of specialty training. In 2005 Dr. Daniel was Board Certified and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has served in all the offices of his local and district dental societies as well as the Tennessee Society of Periodontists and has been a Trustee of the Southern Academy of Periodontology.
SPONSOR: The American Academy of Periodontology, a NON-PROFIT 501(c) 3 organization. Candace Rose was not compensated by the sponsor for this interview.