Gum Disease

Most people don’t think about their gums very often. Maybe when they bleed or feel irritated, or when the floss slips, but otherwise, they are just what hold your teeth in place The trust is,  your gums play a major role in both oral health and whole body health so taking good care of your gums is more important than you may have guessed. Proper gum care starts at home, of course, with the right kind of brushing, flossing, and use of an oral irrigator. But regular cleanings and checkups are also crucial for keeping your gums as healthy as they can be.  

Unfortunately, even healthy people can tend to neglect their gums. The proof?

More than 85 percent of people have some level of periodontal or gum disease. And unfortunately, that gum trouble is often asymptomatic (or present with no symptoms at all!) until it is advanced enough to be affecting the whole body.

 

That’s serious business. Gum disease has not only been linked to heart attacks and strokes, several cancers , worsening diabetes, inflammatory problems, pregnancy complications, and much, much more have been proven to have links to your gum issues. If your gums bleed when you brush or if they are swollen or inflamed, please call us for a periodontal evaluation right away. We can help clear away the infection and protect your teeth – and your whole body – easily and comfortably. See you soon!