Your Gums. Your Body.
When your parents encouraged you to care for your teeth, they may not have realized that they were also helping you care for your gums and body.
Today we know the importance of periodontal (gum) care, and that gum disease can contribute to other health problems, including serious and lifethreatening ones.
Gum disease can advance without symptoms. Warning signs include:
- red, swollen gums
- bleeding gums
- bad breath
The mildest form of gum disease, gingivitis, is caused by poor oral hygiene, hormone fluctuations, certain medications, and even stress. If left untreated, it can advance to periodontitis, a chronic inflammation of the gums.
Periodontal disease has been linked to many other diseases, including cancers, heart and respiratory diseases, and diabetes. That’s why regular dental visits are essential.
Call our office to schedule checkups for your family!
Our goal is to catch and treat problems early – long before they become major health issues.
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