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Since it’s Gum Disease Awareness Month, there is no better time to remind you of a few things you should know about periodontal problems.
It’s Bad for Your Smile
Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. In fact, changes in your bite and loose teeth are both symptoms of advanced periodontal disease.
It’s Linked to Systemic Health Problems
Your gum health doesn’t just hurt your oral health. Periodontal problems have been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and heart attacks. Gum infections also can lead to complications for people who have diabetes.
On the positive side, you can treat gum disease. Depending on the severity of your infection, this could be as simple as getting a scaling and root planing procedure and flossing more often or as complex as seeing a specialist.