Gum disease affects millions of Americans each year, and it continues to cause children and adults to suffer its consequences. West Road Dental is eager to provide practical help with combating gum disease and protecting your smile. However, it is important to understand exactly what gum disease is and how it negatively affects so many smiles and bodies. Continue reading on for more information regarding gum disease.
Gum disease threatens your smile and health. In what ways? Below are a few ways it can impact your oral health and overall body:
- It Can Get into Your Bloodstream and Spread. Gum disease is considered a bacterial infection, which unfortunately means it can easily spread to other parts of your body. As it spreads throughout your mouth, it can eventually lead into your bloodstream. This can eventually lead to heart disease, stroke, and other serious health issues.
- It Makes Your Gums Unhealthy and Unattractive. It is clear that gum disease will negatively impact the health of an individual’s gums. However, it also affects their natural appearance. A common symptom of gum disease is bleeding, swollen, and red gums.
- It Gives You Bad Breath. While bad breath is hard to totally escape, it should not take over your life. Proper oral hygiene habits should eliminate bad breath, and if that doesn’t do the trick, you may need to be checked for gum disease.
- It Makes Your Teeth Loose, Or Worse. Gum disease does not only impact the health of your gums. It affects the stability of an individual’s teeth due to the infection eating away at the structure. Loose teeth can lead to countless other oral health issues as well.
Contact our West Road Dental clinic for more information on protecting your gums.