Good Perio Health A Must
No matter their age, our patients are always proud of checkups with no cavities. Yet we want to be sure you know that one of the most important benefits of good oral health is good periodontal health.
Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease. In its mild form, gingivitis, gums are red and bleed easily. In its severe form, periodontitis, infections below the gumline destroy bone and cartilage that support teeth in your jawbone. In both types of gum disease, plaque bacteria also gains direct access to your bloodstream and may affect your systemic health – it’s directly linked to chronic ailments like osteoporosis, diabetes, respiratory ailments, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and more.
Steps to take: Ensure your oral health is checked regularly and your teeth professionally cleaned on schedule as prescribed. Revisit your homecare routine and ensure you’re thorough and consistent.
With a little “stick-to-it-ism” and the support you can count on from us, we are confident that you will have more than just “no cavities” to smile about.