Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is inflamation affecting tissue around your teeth. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss. Bacteria produces toxins that damage the teeth's connective tissue and bone.

Gingivitis, a bacterial infection of the tissues in the mouth, is a potential precursor of gum disease.

What causes it? Improper dental hygiene, organic changes, medical conditions, inhibition of saliva flow, poor functions such as jaw clenching or grinding teeth.

Oral Health

Oral Health

Good general helth starts with optimal oral health. Ignoring your teeth and gums can lead to medical conditions worse than gum disease, conditions throughout your body. The Mayo Clino stated, "if a person takes care of their teeth and gums they can extend their life by at least 10 years."

As you age, you may want to consider seeing your dentist more than the recommended two appointments a year. Remember to brush twice a day and floss at least once a day, get down under the gum where bacteria lives. Drink lots of water, it all begins at the cellular level and water is crucial to human cells and helps prevent periodontal disease.

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