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Dec
28

How Does Periodontal Disease Impact My Health?

Posted in Gum Disease

Did you know that gum disease could do more damage than just tooth loss? In fact, it’s a serious condition that is linked to many medical problems. The severity of your gum disease has a direct impact on how severe or at-risk you are for other types of problems, like:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Premature labor / low birth weight infants

…And many more!

Bacteria Spread Through the Body 

How can gum disease impact other parts of your body? To put it plainly, the mouth is the entryway to the rest of your body. Active infections and bacteria around the teeth can enter directly into the bloodstream due to detachment of the gums. Once the bacteria do so, they can become lodged within the blood vessels throughout your body.

Immune Systems are Weakened

It is hard enough for your body to fight off an infection. Add additional infections, and it becomes even more difficult. When your immune system is strained due to consecutive infections and bacteria throughout the body, it does not work as efficiently.

What You Can do to Help

The best way to improve your health and limit the risk of other health conditions is to implement preventive dental care. Removing bacteria from your smile through brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist will give your immune system the extra “boost” that it needs to help you better manage other health conditions. Some studies even show that gum treatments can provide patients with up to 3 months of improvement in conditions like diabetes and erectile dysfunction.

Are you struggling with health problems that you just can’t seem to get a grasp on? Then you might need to see your dentist!

Posted on behalf of:
Family & Cosmetic Dental Care
2627 Peachtree Pkwy #440
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 888-3384

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