Gum Disease Threatens Your Health and Your Smile
Why is gum disease a concern for oral health, general health, and smile esthetics? Gum disease is caused by bacterial toxins, which lead the body to destroy gum, bone, and other structures supporting your teeth. Gum disease, left untreated, can progress to the point of tooth loss, creating a host of other oral and physical concerns. Gum disease also appears to be linked to several systemic health problems, including heart disease, stroke and diabetes, among others. Gum disease treatment as early as possible helps minimize these effects, arresting the disease process and restoring a healthy, confident smile.