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HEALTHY GUMS, HEALTHY HEART

March 31, 2017

 

Did you know that your mouth can affect your heart condition? Recent studies have shown that bacteria in dental plaque have been linked to:

     * Blood clots that can induce heart attacks

     * Inflammation of the lining in blood vessels which is known to build up plaque in arteries

     Risk of infective endocarditis

 

What causes Gum Disease/ What are the Risk Factors?

     * Poor dental hygiene

     * Poor nutrition

     * Tobacco use (smoking or chewing)

     * Diabetes

     * Extended time between dental cleanings

     * Certain medications

 

Here are some signs of Gum Disease:

     * Gums that bleed or are red, puffy, or sore

     * Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth

     * Receding gums

     * Loose or shifting teeth

 

 

So, how do you know if you have gum disease? To find out if you have gum disease, your dentist or hygenist needs to check your teeth. At Rosewood Dental we do this limited periodontal screen at no cost to you. Early Diagnosis is CRUCIAL to treating gum disease. If additional services are required, for a fee, we can provide these services to you. Rosewood Dental offers treatment in all aspects of dentistry. Call our office today to set up an appointment. (269)-349-7393

 

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