Routine Dental & Periodontal (Gum) Care
Did you know that keeping your mouth healthy can help prevent heart disease, aid in the control of diabetes and promote healthy pregnancies?
It’s true. Without routine dental care, plaque builds up on your teeth and gums and can lead to periodontal disease, making you more vulnerable to heart disease, clogged arteries, and stroke. Gum disease and resulting infections can also cause blood sugar levels to rise, making the control of diabetes more difficult. Furthermore, studies have shown that pregnant women with gum disease may be seven times more likely to deliver prematurely.
These facts say a mouthful, but the bottom line is that good oral care is imperative to overall wellness. There’s simply no question that a healthy mouth can lead to a long, healthy life.
View our video on dental home care and hygiene instruction from the Delray Beach Dentists at the Spodak Dental Group:
What is Periodontal disease:
Periodontal disease can affect your heart:
Using antibiotics like Arestin can help combat Periodontal disease: