Gum Disease – A Threat to Your Smile and Your Health
Bacteria is everywhere in the mouth. Bacterial toxins feed on plaque and tartar forming on teeth. Without good oral hygiene to remove plaque and tartar, gums may become inflamed and infected, leading to early stages of gum disease. Left untreated, gum disease worsens and begins to attack more than just teeth and gums. Research indicates a link between gum disease and other health concerns such as strokes, heart attacks, heart disease, and diabetes. Treating gum disease early helps save your teeth and smile and can prevent the onset of more serious medical conditions.