WHAT’S PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE?

-IT’S A DOMINO EFFECT – ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER

-DENTAL BONE HOLDS TEETH IN PLACE

-FOOD COLLECTS IN GUM POCKETS

-DIFFICULT TO CLEAN UNDER THE GUMLINE

-BACTERIA AND INFLAMMATION INCREASE

-INFECTION RESULTS IN DENTAL BONE LOSS

-TEETH LOOSEN AS DENTAL BONE ERODES

-TEETH FALL OUT

-UNHEALTHY MOUTH REDUCES TREATMENT OPTIONS

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According to the Surgeon General Report on Oral Health:

  • Tooth and gum problems are usually associated with older people.

  • However, three out of four adults over the age of 35 have some form of gum disease according to the American Dental Association.

  • Gum disease not only affects the health of gums and teeth, but also is associated with and

 

For years it has been known that people with diabetes are more likely to have gum disease and research has shown that the relationship goes both ways.   People with gum disease can find it more difficult to control their blood sugar.  Infections in the mouth, like gum disease, are associated with an increased risk of respiratory infection.  Research shows that gum disease may be a far more serious threat to your health, than previously realized.