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How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Overall Well-Being!

How Gum Disease Can Affect Your Overall Well-Being

Did you think that gum disease only leads to bleeding gums and smelly breath? There are plenty more adverse effects associated with this disease that can actually affect your overall well-being if the condition escalates to advanced stages!

What to expect

Areas affected by gum disease may stimulate bacteria to spread from your tooth deeper, beyond the deceased tissue to the pockets under your gums. Once this happens, the bacteria can easily spread to your cardiovascular system. This is how your immunity gets compromised and is forced to trigger a response.

Research dictates that this disease correlates with several health conditions. Hence could be a prominent indicator of sickness. These particular conditions include:

  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Infertility
  • Pneumonia
  • Preeclampsia
  • Premature Labor

By managing and treating this disease, it may help in managing your other health problems. Therefore to eliminate this disease, you must pay more attention to your gums – and not just your teeth!

Do you have gum disease?

Luckily the signs of gum disease are very prominent so you can’t miss them! If you notice any swelling, receding gum line, bleeding or bad breath, we recommend scheduling a checkup with our dentist before the severity of this disease results in tooth loss! By getting your professional cleanings done and making slight adjustments to your flossing routine and brushing techniques, you can easily halt this disease.

Book a scale and clean at Somersmiles Dental every 6 months to drastically reduce your chances of acquiring this disease and also catch any dental complications in their earliest stages. Call today!