You take a lot of things to heart during holiday season. Gum disease prevention might not be among them but there’s a good reason it should be.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology your heart health and your oral health are connected. Bottom line: your risk of cardiovascular disease doubles if you have periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss. It’s also considered to be a chronic inflammatory disease.
The American Academy of Periodontology confirms its destructive effect on your gum and bone tissue. Without healthy tissue you risk losing necessary support for your teeth.
But inflammation extends beyond your dental health. That means that untreated or ignored gum disease has the potential to impact your blood vessels, circulatory system, and ultimately your heart.
Reducing your risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke can start in your mouth.
Keep your oral health a priority during the holiday season. Call our Roswell dental office now to schedule your next check-up and teeth cleaning before the year ends. Or plan ahead now for the New Year!