3 Major Connections Between Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

3 Major Connections Between Gum Disease and Your Overall Health

At Sunset Dental in Piqua, OH, we have an alarming amount of patients that are unaware of the link between gum disease and your overall health. One thing to keep in mind is that at our dental practice, we take great pride and making sure that each and every one of our patients as well educated in order to maintain their dental and general health, in and out of our office. In the following article we’re going to talk about the major connections between gum disease and your overall health, so that you can have a brighter future starting today.

Periodontal Disease and the Oral-Systemic Link

It is no secret that your mouth is always full of bacteria, with that being said without proper oral hygiene and regular cleanings, this bacteria will cling to your teeth and around the gum line and can cause periodontal infections. Don’t let infections do not just affect your gum health.

In the past few years alone, research has shown that the presence of bacteria and inflammation can lead to serious physical problems such as:

  • Dementia
  • Diabetes
  • heart disease
  • Respiratory disease

Prevention Is the Key to Fighting Gum Disease

In order to fight gum disease and the effects of gum disease, preventive care is your only option. Interestingly enough, men tend to be more prone to gum disease then smokers, but each and every one of us has the potential to develop a periodontal infection.

There is a reason that you’re dentist recommends biannual visits for exams and cleanings, as these will keep your mouth free from dangerous bacteria, and allow us as your dentist to stay on top of any advancing infections. We at Sunset Dental in Piqua, OH, want to see our patients feeling and looking their best, in order to do so give us a call today to schedule your very first appointment.

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