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Gum Disease Health Connection

Fact: Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults

Detoxification of Your Smile

Your health is our first priority, therefore we feel you need to be made aware of how important a healthy mouth is, and how it can affect your overall health. There is growing evidence that gum disease (periodontitis) can be linked to coronary heart disease and may affect your health. Gums infected with periodontal disease are toxic reservoirs of disease causing bacteria which can enter the bloodstream, travel to major organs, and begin new infections.

"The Mouth Is the Mirror To Overall Health"

Heart Disease: Researchers at the University of Minnesota, led by Dr. Mark Herzberg, recently reported that the most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque could cause blood clots that can induce a heart attack when they escape into the bloodstream.

Fact: A study at the University of Michigan revealed that patients who saw a dentist on a regular basis were 4 times less likely to have a history of stroke.

Infective Endocarditis: Bacteria from the plaque on your teeth can enter the bloodstream through infected gums and might cause a potentially fatal heart disease called Infective Endocarditis.

Preterm and Low Birth Weight: Increase a woman's risk of having a PRETERM &/or LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABY. Also,there's an increased risk of preeclampsia, in which blood pressure climbs sky-high after the 20th week, threatening the lives of both mother and child.

Diabetes, Respiratory Disease & Osteoporosis: Poses a serious threat to people whose health is compromised.

If you value your oral health as well as your overall health, a Periodontal Evaluation is a must.

Warning Signs

● Red, Swollen or Tender Gums
● Bleeding that occurs when Brushing or Flossing
● Gums that pull away from the teeth
● Loose or Separating Teeth
● Puss between the Gum and Tooth
● Persistent Bad Breath or Bad Taste
● A difference in the way the teeth fit together when you bite

Reminder

Periodontal disease is often accompanied by bad breath. There are easy treatments and products that can get rid of Halitosis (Bad Breath). Remember you cannot smell your own breath, so if you have a bad taste in your mouth, white coating on your tongue, or inflamed gums these are all indications that you may have Halitosis.

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