Keeping your entire month healthy - from gums to teeth
Research has shown that people with periodontal disease are twice as likely to develop heart disease which may lead to heart attack. The gum inflammation characteristic of periodontal disease creates a path for bacteria in plaque to enter your bloodstream. This bacteria travels throughout your body and may be a factor in numerous conditions. The consequences of bacteria lodging in your heart can be quite serious or even fatal.
Gum disease, a chronic bacterial infection, begins when plaque isn’t removed from teeth by brushing and flossing. Plaque then develops into tartar, which if left on the teeth and around gums can cause gum disease.
Symptoms include: swollen, puffy and bleeding gums, spaces between teeth, tooth sensitivity, bad breath and loosened teeth. Even though symptoms are common, many people don’t notice there is problem until teeth become loosened or start to fall out.
To help prevent this infection you should brush and floss and have regular cleanings.
Watch the videos below to learn more about periodontics:
About Periodontal Disease