According to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, gum disease affects more than 80% of adults in the United States. Gum disease is serious threat to your health—not just your dental wellbeing, but your overall wellbeing, too. Research has linked gum disease to heart attacks, respiratory issues, premature births, and strokes.
The dentists of My Family Dental Centers can treat your gum disease with periodontal therapy. Periodontal therapy can reverse the effects of gum disease and re-establish the foundation of good oral health.
One of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent gum disease is sticking to a daily oral hygiene routine. Brush twice, floss at least once, and use a fluoridated oral rinse!
Be aware that some patients face increased risk of gum disease for the following reasons:
- Smoking or chewing tobacco
- Dealing with health problems, such as diabetes
- Taking cancer therapy
- Having decayed or crooked teeth
- Being pregnant
Gum disease symptoms include bleeding, swollen, or discolored gums, bad breath that won’t go away, sleeping dentures, and teeth that shift or loosen. If you suspect you have gum disease, contact one of our dentists now!
The caring professionals at My Family Dental Centers can take care of your periodontal needs, Arizona families in or near the Valley can search for a new dentist now!