Making good oral health a priority may save your life!
Updated: Mar 23
Gum disease, also called gingivitis, is inflammation of the gums. It’s usually the result of plaque building up on your teeth due to less than effective brushing and flossing habits. Gingivitis can make your gums swell and bleed when you brush or floss. Untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontitis, a more serious infection. As periodontitis progresses, the infection can spread to your jaw and bones. It can also cause an inflammatory response throughout the body. Studies report correlation between periodontal disease and Heart disease, heart attacks, poor circulation, diabetes, stroke, Alzheimer's disease, cancer and pregnancy complications. If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease it's important to have it treated and monitored for signs of progression. Making a priority of good oral health may save your life!