More and more studies are confirming that good periodontal care is essential for overall health. When gums become infected with bacteria, the infection can spread beneath the gum line and into the blood stream, and from there to the major organs of the body. Periodontal Disease is linked to diabetes, heart disease and preterm and low birth weight babies.
Up to 70% of people in the United States have some form of periodontal disease. Regular hygiene visits will help keep your risks down for developing gingivitis and gum disease. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, or are pregnant of planning on becoming pregnant, please give us a call, and we will make sure you receive optimal periodontal care.