Gum Disease


stages of gum disease

Stages Of Gum Disease

Often taken for granted, the monotonous task of brushing and flossing our teeth daily has never been more important in order to avoid gum disease and the risks gum disease place on our overall health.

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Dangers of Gum Disease

Dangers of Gum Disease

There are millions of germs that live in your mouth. If you suffer from gum disease, you have open wounds in your gums that allow these bacteria to enter directly into your blood ..

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Diabetes

Diabetes

Research has come forth that suggests that the relationship between periodontal disease and diabetes goes both ways – periodontal disease can make it more difficult for diabetics to control their blood sugar.

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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Taking good care of your mouth does more than help ensure you have a bright, white smile. Having a healthy mouth and healthy body go hand-in-hand!

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease

The link between gum and heart problems has long been recognized….

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Low birth weight and premature babies

Low birth weight and premature babies

Something that many women may not be aware of is the effect that having gum disease has on pregnant women.

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Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic Cancer

A recent study from the University of Harvard showed that in over 51,000 males those who had moderate to severe gum disease are at a 60% greater risk for developing Pancreatic Cancer.

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Stroke

Recent studies have shown that people with moderate to advanced periodontal disease are at a greater risk for having a stoke. The bottom line is that you have an infection in your mouth that spreads to your entire body 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

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Tooth and Bone Loss

Tooth and Bone Loss

Without properly aligned teeth an individual might not be able to chew correctly and this may affect their diet.

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Smoking

Smoking

Most smokers are aware of the dangers tobacco use can have on their health.  Tobacco is widely associated with lung cancer, lung disease, heart disease, and low-birth-weight infants.  However, most smokers aren’t aware of their increased risk of gum disease as a result of their tobacco use.

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