Unchecked plaque on your teeth can result in gingivitis, periodontal disease, tooth decay, loss of supporting bone and even tooth loss.
In addition, clinical studies are now linking periodontal disease and the bacteria associated with oral health problems to serious health conditions like:
- Heart and cardiovascular diseases
- Hardening of the arteries
You can do something about it.
Periodontal disease can be prevented or controlled with regular brushing, flossing and routine visits to your hygienist. For patients with active bacterial infection more frequent hygiene visits may be required.
Team up with your dental hygienist and work toward better overall body health.