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Good Dental Health Isn’t Just About the Teeth

Dentist Holding a Teeth Model

Keep your gums healthy and your body will thank you. Most people don’t take nearly as good care of their gums as they should and don’t even know about the potential for gum disease that could affect their entire body’s health.

There are a variety of risk factors that may contribute to the development and/or progression of periodontal disease such as age, smoking/tobacco use, genetics, stress, medications, poor nutrition and obesity, and clenching or grinding your teeth. Periodontitis has been shown to raise your risk of things like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, pneumonia, and cancer. You may experience:

  • Red, swollen, or tender gums
  • Bad breath
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Wiggly or shifting teeth

Focus on Your Gums

If you feel or see any of the above symptoms, make an appointment with your dentist. They will treat the infection using one of these solutions:

  • Deep cleaning
  • Medication
  • Antibiotic gel
  • Surgery

You Can Find and Treat the Problem Before it Gets Serious

At ProHEALTH Dental, our dentists offer treatments for all stages of periodontal disease:

  • Non-surgical therapy
  • Osseous Surgery
  • Gingivectomy
  • Bone Grafting
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Soft tissue grafting
  • Periodontal Maintenance
  • Antimicrobial Therapy

At your dental hygiene visit, your ProHEALTH Dental hygienist will conduct simple, non-invasive health screenings to help identify warning signs and to ensure your well-being during your visits with us. Remember to keep up with your oral health routine, and visit your dentist, primary health provider, and any necessary specialists regularly.