PRLog - March 29, 2011 - ROANOKE, Texas -- March 28, 2011, Richmond, VA: Several studies have been conducted on the effects of oral health on overall health. Periodontal disease (gum disease) has been linked to heart attacks, stroke, Alzheimer’s, preterm labor, and diabetes. Dr. Charles Martin of the Richmond Smile Center has spent many hours educating patients on the link between gum disease and diabetes. Dr. Martin founded DentistryForDiabetics SM due to the growing number of diabetics in America. “Diabetics are twice as likely to develop gum disease. This is especially true if your diabetes is not under control. The gum disease then worsens your diabetes through an automatic response that your body uses to fight infection.”
Dr. Martin continues to educate his patients and diabetics worldwide through his websites DentistryforDiabetics.com, RichmondSmileCenter.com, and his book, Don’t Sugar Coat It. He feels that if the dental and medical fields can work closely together to provide care that prevents or reverses the ravages of diabetes, they can help people lead more fulfilling lives while avoiding the suffering brought on by diabetes.
About: Dr. Martin has been at his practice, Richmond Smile Center, for over 30 years. He has authored several books on both dentistry and dental business. Overall, Dr. Martin has spent close to 10,000 hours training in leadership, management, marketing, and clinical dentistry.
For more information, visit www.richmondsmilecenter.com/